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Mold Testing Services

Category Press Release
Publish Date 7/10/2024
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Fog Machine Liquid Recalled Due to Mold Exposure Concerns
Introduction MPL Laboratories provides microbial testing services for consumer goods, personal care products, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals at its FDA registered, cGMP and ISO 17025 compliant testing facility.

Sparta, NJ, July 10, 2024

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently posted information about the recall of fog liquid used in machines that create a smoke or fog effect. One lot of the product has been recalled due to a risk of mold exposure.


According to the recall announcement:

The recalled fog liquid can expire sooner than the expiration date listed on the product. This can pose a risk of respiratory or other infections in individuals with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold.


The product was sold exclusively through a large online retailer from October of 2023 through last December. Thousands of units are part of the recall and consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled product.


Health professionals have long recognized that mold can produce allergens, irritants and in some cases, toxic substances known as mycotoxins. Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Allergic reactions to mold are common and can be immediate or delayed. Repeated or a single exposure to mold, mold spores or mold fragments may cause non-sensitive individuals to become sensitive to mold. Repeated exposures have the potential to increase sensitivity. Exposure to mold can even trigger an asthma attack in some people with the condition. As an irritant, mold can bother people’s eyes, skin, nose, throat and lungs, even if they are not allergic to mold. Some types of mold can even cause infections in individuals with compromised immune systems.


The product testing experts at MPL Laboratories are dedicated to helping companies prevent contaminated products from reaching consumers. Their facility is fully equipped and accredited to provide testing for a broad spectrum of contaminants that could be present in a variety of goods and products. Testing takes place at MPL’s FDA registered and cGMP, ISO 17025 compliant laboratory. These services not only protect the public from exposure risks, they can also be vital for avoiding costly product recalls, damaging public relations and the potential legal fees that companies that manufacture, import or distribute contaminated products may face.


To learn more about microbial, sterility or other testing services provided by MPL Laboratories, please visit, call (800) 548-1874 or email



About MPL Laboratories
MPL Laboratories (formerly Marypaul Laboratories) was founded in 1985 as a full service microbiology laboratory. It is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited by PJLA, FDA and DEA registered, and NJDEP certified. MPL’s staff includes a P.h.D, Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology, M.S. and B.S. degreed microbiologists, and other dedicated scientists. The microbiology testing laboratory serves the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, personal care and food industries. MPL aims to provide its clients with high quality, reliable test data in a timely manner. The laboratory is part of the EMSL Analytical network of laboratories located across the United States and Canada. 
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