Unilever is voluntarily recalling two Suave aerosol antiperspirant merchandise after figuring out elevated ranges of benzene in some samples of the merchandise throughout an inner evaluate. It is the newest firm to recall client merchandise as a result of the carcinogen was present in samples.
The nationwide recall covers numerous two antiperspirants with expiration dates by means of September 2023: Suave 24-Hour Safety Aerosol Antiperspirant Powder in 4 oz. and 6 oz. sizes and Suave 24-Hour Safety Aerosol Antiperspirant Recent within the 6 oz. dimension. You’ll be able to examine if any of your merchandise are affected right here.
You probably have an affected product, Unilever says it’s best to cease utilizing it and throw it away.
Suave’s 24-hour safety antiperspirant line was discontinued in October 2021 for enterprise causes, Unilever mentioned in a information launch.
Benzene is a carcinogenic industrial chemical discovered naturally in gasoline and cigarette smoke.
“Whereas benzene isn’t an ingredient in any of the recalled merchandise, the evaluate confirmed that sudden ranges of benzene got here from the propellant that sprays the product out of the can,” the corporate mentioned.
You will be uncovered to benzene by means of inhalation, orally and thru the pores and skin, and such publicity may end up in cancers, together with leukemia and blood most cancers. People encounter it each day, in accordance with Unilever.
Unilever says it can reimburse costumers impacted by the recall.
The corporate didn’t instantly reply to request for remark.
A number of firms have recalled their merchandise previously yr as a result of benzene was found in samples.
In December, Procter & Gamble introduced the recall of 32 of its dry shampoo and conditioner merchandise after detecting benzene in a few of them. That adopted a recall in October by Coppertone of 5 of its aerosol sunscreen merchandise. And final July, Johnson & Johnson recalled 5 of its Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreen merchandise.