Procter & Gamble recalls some Old Spice, Secret products over cancer-causing chemical
Procter & Gamble is recalling 18 different Old Spice and Secret aerosol sprays after a cancer-causing chemical was detected in some of the products.
Why it matters: This isn't the first time in 2021 that a benzene-related recall has been issued. Johnson & Johnson recalled spray-on Neutrogena and Aveeno sunscreens in July, and in October, Coppertone recalled five of its aerosol sunscreens.
Details: P&G recalled products sold in the United States with an expiration date through September 2023, and retailers have been notified to pull the products from shelves.
- P&G said in a statement that the company hasn't received any reports of adverse events related to the recall but will continue to act with an abundance of caution.
- High levels of exposure to benzene can cause cancer, as well as more immediate effects like dizziness and rapid or irregular heartbeats.
- People who have purchased the products should throw them away while the company is offering refunds by filling out an online form.
- The full list of recalled products can be found here.