It’s the latest sign that detergents sold at the popular Target in suburban Chicago are contaminated with bacteria.
The retailer announced Friday that it had detected bacteria in a sample of detergent used in a recent incident that prompted Target to recall more than 100,000 of the products.
Target said the bacteria was found in an ingredient used to prepare a detergent called Cremor-A, which is produced by a different company.
It said it is investigating the source of the contamination.
The retailer said it will be recalling the product and is working to prevent other contamination of detergent.
The news comes as some states are considering banning the use of deterggent in the homes of children and pregnant women.
Target is a subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The chain is based in Bentonville, Ark.