SAN FRANCISCO (CROWN) – Procter & Gamble issued a recall for specific Old Spice and Secret branded aerosol sprays that may contain benzene, a carcinogen that can cause serious cancers.
“Exposure to benzene can occur by inhalation, orally and through the skin, and it can result in cancers, including leukemia and bone marrow cancer, and blood diseases that can be life-threatening,” according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
P&G said it has not received any reports of any damage caused by these products and that the voluntary recall is out of an abundance of caution.
“Daily exposure to benzene in the recalled products at the levels detected in our test is not expected to cause adverse health consequences,” the company said.
The following products that expire by September 2023 have been recalled according to the FDA:
|012044001912||Old Spice High Endurance AP Spray Pure Sport 12 / 6oz|
|012044044759||Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Stronger Swagger 3.8 oz|
|037000729747||Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Pure Sport Plus 12 / 3.8 oz|
|037000730347||Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Stronger Swagger 12 / 3.8oz|
|037000749479||Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Ult Captain 12 / 3.8 oz|
|037000695714||Old Spice Below Deck Powder Spray unscented 12 / 4.9 oz|
|037000695707||Old Spice Below Deck Powder Spray Fresh Air 12 / 4.9oz|
|037000586906||Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh Twin Pack|
|037000711087||Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh 12 / 6OZ|
|037000711094||Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh 12 / 4OZ|
|037000723721||Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Waterlily 3.8 oz|
|037000729860||Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Lavender 12 / 3.8 oz|
|037000729914||Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Water Lily 12 / 3.8oz|
|037000729921||Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Light Essentials 12 / 3.8 oz|
|037000798842||Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Rose 12 / 3.8 oz|
|037000747642||Secret Outlast Inv Spray Completely Clean 12 / 3.8 oz|
|037000747727||Secret Outlast Inv Spray Protecting Powder 12 / 3.8 oz|
|012044048535||Old Spice Pure Sport 2021 gift set|
If you have purchased any of these, you can get your money back. P&G has already notified retailers to remove the affected products from store shelves.
Report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program by submitting the report online. Or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then fill out and return to the address on the form or submit by e-mail. fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.