Old Spice and Secret aerosol recall: what you need to know

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Old Spice and Secret aerosol recall: what you need to know

Proctor Gamble is voluntary recalling all Old Spice and Secret aerosol spray antiperspirants and Old Spice Below Deck aerosol spray products with an expiry through September 2023 due to the presence of the chemical benzene.

The recalled products, which were distributed nationwide in the United States through retail outlets and online, include :

Exposure to benzene, which can occur by inhalation, orally and through the skin, can result in cancers, including leukemia and blood cancer of bone marrow, and life-threatening blood disorders.

According to the exposure modeling and the cancer risk assessments published by the Environmental Protection Agency, daily exposure to benzene in the recalled products at the levels detected in our testing would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences, Proctor Gamble emphasized in its recall notice on Tuesday.

Proctor Gamble, which has notified retailers to remove the impacted products from its shelves, has not received any reports of adverse events related to the recall to date. Consumers should stop using and discarding the affected aerosol spray products. Old Spice and Secret will be able to offer reimbursement to consumers who have purchased the products impacted by the impacted products.

Consumers should contact their doctor or healthcare provider if they experience any problems related to using the recalled products. Adverse reactions or quality problems can be reported online to the Food and Drug Administration's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.