Old Spice, Secret Antiperspirants Recalled Due to Benzene

Proctor & Gamble said that it has not received any reports of harm from the recalled products

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Some of the recalled products. Photo: Old Spice

TUESDAY, Nov. 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Several Old Spice and Secret aerosol spray antiperspirants and hygiene products have been voluntarily recalled in the United States due to the presence of benzene, Proctor & Gamble says.

Benzene exposure can occur by inhalation, orally, and through the skin. It can lead to cancers including leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow, as well as potentially life-threatening blood disorders.

Proctor & Gamble said that it has not received any reports of harm from the recalled products, which were distributed across the country. The recalled products have expiration dates through September 2023. The UPC codes, names, and descriptions are listed on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website.

Consumers with the recalled products should stop using them and throw them away. They should contact their physician or health care provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using these products, Proctor & Gamble advised.

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