Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Dec 28, 2021 in Defective Products
More than two dozen aerosol spray haircare products were recently recalled because they may contain benzene, which is a known cancer-causing chemical. The recalled products include dry shampoos and conditioners from well-known brands like Pantene, Herbal Essences, Hair Food, Old Spice and Aussie.
This is the second recall Procter & Gamble (P&G) has issued within the last month – in late November the company recalled more than a dozen Old Spice and Secret brand spray deodorants over the possible presence of benzene.
The company’s statement about the recall said it has not been notified about any adverse events from the haircare products included in the recall. The recall notice says benzene can be inhaled, ingested or absorbed through your skin and potentially cause leukemia and blood cancer in bone marrow.
P&G began a review of its aerosol spray products after recent reports of benzene in some aerosol spray products. The company found unexpected levels of benzene, which came from the propellant that sprays the product from the can. However, the company also said daily exposure to benzene in the levels in these products is not expected to cause adverse health consequences.
The full list of affected products is on the P&G website and includes:
The recall only includes products listed in the recall notice. Any other aerosol spray haircare products may continue to be used as intended. You only need to check the first four numbers of the production code to determine if your product is included in the recall.
There was another recall of aerosol sunscreen products back in July by Johnson & Johnson, over concerns these products may have contained benzene. The recall included products under brand names like Neutrogena and Aveeno.
If you bought any of the recalled haircare products, P&G says to throw them away. The company also offers refunds. You can visit the website to complete an online form or call 1-888-674-36319 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. eastern time Monday through Friday.
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