The manufacturer of six Brut and Sure aerosol antiperspirant and deodorant sprays supplied in the United States and Canada has issued a recall owing to the presence of benzene.
“Benzene is a human carcinogen, according to the World Health Organization. Exposure to benzene can occur through inhalation, ingestion, or contact with the skin, and it can cause cancers such as leukemia and blood cancers of the bone marrow, as well as life-threatening blood diseases “TCP HOT Acquisition LLC dba HRB Brands issued a press statement.
“While benzene is not a component in any of the recalled products, our investigation revealed that the propellant that sprays the product out of the can had unexpected levels of benzene,” the business said. However, it stated that no adverse events have been reported as a result of the recall, which is being carried out with “with caution.”
In the last six months, several consumer items containing benzene have been recalled, including Pantene/Herbal Essence dry spray shampoos, Old Spice sprays deodorants, and Neutrogena/Aveeno spray sunscreens.
TCP has issued a recall for five of its products: Brut Classic Antiperspirant Aerosol (4 oz) (UPC 00827755070085); Brut Classic Antiperspirant Aerosol (6 oz) (UPC 000827755070108); Brut Classic Deodorant Aerosol (10.0 oz) (UPC 00827755070047); Sure Regular Antiperspirant Aerosol (6.0 oz) (UPC 0088348400 (UPC 00883484002278).
Brut Classic Deodorant Aerosol (154g) was the sixth recalled product, and it was exclusively available in Canada (UPC 00827755070177).
The business recommended users cease using the recalled items immediately and dispose of them properly, as well as consult a health care practitioner if they suffer any difficulties related to their use of the recalled products.