Old Spice, Secret deodorant sprays recalled over cancer-causing chemical

Proctor & Gamble mentioned it’s voluntarily recalling sure Old Spice and Secret aerosol anti-perspirant sprays as a result of presence of a cancer-causing chemical.

The consumer-products large’s recall impacts 18 sorts of deodorant, together with Old Spice’s Hardest Working and Below Deck collections, in addition to choose Secret Fresh, Outlast and Powder Fresh strains.

P&G, which additionally makes Tide detergent, Bounty paper towels and Gillette razors — mentioned the deodorants in question carry an expiration date by September 2023 and comprise benzene, which is a human carcinogen.

That signifies that when individuals are uncovered to the chemical by way of inhalation or pores and skin contact, it may end up in cancers, together with leukemia and blood most cancers of the bone marrow, and life threatening blood problems. 

While P&G has alerted retailers to take away the impacted spray on deodorants from its cabinets, the company mentioned it has not obtained any stories of hostile occasions associated to the recall to this point.

“Based on exposure modeling and the cancer risk assessments published by the Environmental Protection Agency, daily exposure to benzene in the recalled products at the levels detected in our testing would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences,” Proctor & Gamble added in its recall notice on Tuesday.

Procter & Gamble recalled a number of Old Spice spray-on deodorants as a result of presence of benzene.
Proctor & Gamble

The Cincinnati, Ohio-based company desires individuals who bought the affected merchandise — which had been offered in shops throughout the US and on-line — to throw them away.

Old Spice and Secret will provide reimbursement to customers who’ve bought the impacted merchandise. Customers can fill out a web based form or contact a hotline at 888-339-7689 Monday by Friday from 9 am to six pm ET.

Secret aerosol deodorant sprays that had been recalled by dad or mum company Procter & Gamble.
Proctor & Gamble

This isn’t the primary benzene-related recall of 2021. In July, Johnson & Johnson recalled some spray-on Neutrogena and Aveeno sunscreens after it detected low ranges of benzene within the merchandise.

Below is a full list of P&G’s 18 recalled deodorants:

  • Old Spice High Endurance AP Spray Pure Sport 12/6oz (012044001912)
  • Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Stronger Swagger 3.8oz (012044044759)
  • Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Pure Sport Plus 12/3.8oz (037000729747)
  • Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Stronger Swagger 12/3.8oz (037000730347)
  • Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Ult Captain 12/3.8oz (037000749479)
  • Old Spice Below Deck Powder Spray Unscented 12/4.9oz (037000695714)
  • Old Spice Below Deck Powder Spray Fresh Air 12/4.9oz (037000695707)
  • Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh Twin Pack (037000586906)
  • Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh 12/6OZ (037000711087)
  • Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh 12/4OZ (037000711094)
  • Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Waterlily 3.8oz (037000723721)
  • Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Lavender 12/3.8oz (037000729860)
  • Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Water Lily 12/3.8oz (037000729914)
  • Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Light Essentials 12/3.8oz (037000729921)
  • Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Rose 12/3.8oz (037000798842)
  • Secret Outlast Inv Spray Completely Clean 12/3.8oz (037000747642)
  • Secret Outlast Inv Spray Protecting Powder 12/3.8oz (037000747727)
  • Old Spice Pure Sport 2021 Gift Set (012044048535)
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