Proctor & Gamble mentioned it’s voluntarily recalling sure Outdated Spice and Secret aerosol anti-perspirant sprays because of the presence of a cancer-causing chemical.
The patron-products large’s recall impacts 18 sorts of deodorant, together with Outdated Spice’s Hardest Working and Beneath Deck collections, in addition to choose Secret Contemporary, Outlast and Powder Contemporary strains.
P&G, which additionally makes Tide detergent, Bounty paper towels and Gillette razors — mentioned the deodorants in query carry an expiration date by way of 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 issues.
Whereas P&G has alerted retailers to take away the impacted spray on deodorants from its cabinets, the corporate mentioned it has not acquired any reviews of hostile occasions associated to the recall up to now.
“Primarily based on publicity modeling and the most cancers danger assessments revealed by the Environmental Safety Company, day by day publicity to benzene within the recalled merchandise on the ranges detected in our testing wouldn’t be anticipated to trigger hostile well being penalties,” Proctor & Gamble added in its recall notice on Tuesday.
The Cincinnati, Ohio-based firm desires individuals who bought the affected merchandise — which have been bought in shops throughout the US and on-line — to throw them away.
Outdated Spice and Secret will supply reimbursement to shoppers who’ve bought the impacted merchandise. Clients can fill out a web based form or contact a hotline at 888-339-7689 Monday by way of Friday from 9 am to six pm ET.
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.
Beneath is a full list of P&G’s 18 recalled deodorants:
- Outdated Spice Excessive Endurance AP Spray Pure Sport 12/6oz (012044001912)
- Outdated Spice Hardest Working Assortment Inv Spray Stronger Swagger 3.8oz (012044044759)
- Outdated Spice Hardest Working Assortment Inv Spray Pure Sport Plus 12/3.8oz (037000729747)
- Outdated Spice Hardest Working Assortment Inv Spray Stronger Swagger 12/3.8oz (037000730347)
- Outdated Spice Hardest Working Assortment Inv Spray Ult Captain 12/3.8oz (037000749479)
- Outdated Spice Beneath Deck Powder Spray Unscented 12/4.9oz (037000695714)
- Outdated Spice Beneath Deck Powder Spray Contemporary Air 12/4.9oz (037000695707)
- Secret Aerosol Powder Contemporary Twin Pack (037000586906)
- Secret Aerosol Powder Contemporary 12/6OZ (037000711087)
- Secret Aerosol Powder Contemporary 12/4OZ (037000711094)
- Secret Contemporary Assortment Inv Spray Waterlily 3.8oz (037000723721)
- Secret Contemporary Assortment Inv Spray Lavender 12/3.8oz (037000729860)
- Secret Contemporary Assortment Inv Spray Water Lily 12/3.8oz (037000729914)
- Secret Contemporary Assortment Inv Spray Mild Necessities 12/3.8oz (037000729921)
- Secret Contemporary Assortment Inv Spray Rose 12/3.8oz (037000798842)
- Secret Outlast Inv Spray Utterly Clear 12/3.8oz (037000747642)
- Secret Outlast Inv Spray Defending Powder 12/3.8oz (037000747727)
- Outdated Spice Pure Sport 2021 Reward Set (012044048535)