2.5 million Americans could be exposed to mold after washing carpet
Lowes is recalling millions of mattresses, carpets and bedding products because they may have been contaminated with mold.
The retailer said Monday that it had recalled 2.9 million mattresses and 6.5 billion sheets of carpeting.
The carpet cleaner has been recalled in nearly 200 stores.
It is sold at Costco, Target, Best Buy and Walmart.
The mattress and carpet cleaning products are sold in stores and online.
There are no reports of illnesses linked to the product.
The mold may have caused breathing problems for some people, but there are no reported illnesses linked with the product, Lowes said.
The company said it has taken steps to prevent the spread of the mold.
Customers who bought the affected products should return the items to the store where they were purchased.
It also recommends that customers use a dryer and heat the products as soon as possible to prevent mold growth.
Consumers can call Lowes at 1-800-624-8100.
For more information, visit lowes.com.
Lowes also is recalling more than 1 million mattress mats, carpet cleaning mats and bed linens because of mold growth in the product or because they contain a substance that can contaminate the carpet or bedding, the company said.