Procter & Gamble Company issued a voluntary product recall to the consumer level of aerosol dry conditioner spray products and aerosol dry shampoo spray products from Pantene, Aussie, Herbal Essences, and Waterless produced in the United States, in addition to previously discontinued aerosol dry shampoo products from Old Spice and Hair Food, due to the presence of benzene detected in some products.
According to a statement, Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen and exposure to benzene can occur by inhalation, orally, and through the skin. It can also result in cancers including leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow and blood disorders.
To date, the Procter & Gamble Company has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall and is conducting this recall out of an abundance of caution.
“Following recent reports that indicated traces of benzene in some aerosol spray products, we began a review of our total portfolio of aerosol products.
“While benzene is not an ingredient in any of our products, our review showed that unexpected levels of benzene came from the propellant that sprays the product out of the can,” Procter & Gamble explained, stating that it detected benzene in aerosol dry shampoo spray products and aerosol dry conditioner spray products.
The recalled products were distributed nationwide in the United States through retail outlets and online, and no other products from Pantene, Aussie, Herbal Essences, Hair Food, and Waterless are in the scope of this recall. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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