Deodorant recall 2021: Procter & Gamble voluntarily recalls certain Old Spice and Secret Aerosol Spray antiperspirants

Procter and Gamble is recalling 18 Old Spice and classified products due to a chemical that causes cancer.

Aerosol antiperspirants have been sold in stores nationwide and on the Internet.

The US Food and Drug Administration said the products may contain benzene, which is known to lead to leukemia and other blood disorders.

There have been no reports of adverse effects from the products.
Infected products are used as antiperspirant aerosol products and are packaged in aerosol cans. See below for product names, UPC codes, and other descriptions.

UPC: Description

037000728870: Antiperspirant / Deodorant Spray Dry Old Spice Pure Sport Plus 107g

037000728863: Old Spice Strongest Antiperspirant Deodorant Spray 107g

012044029053: Old Spice Ultimate Captain Antiperspirant Deodorant Spray 107g

056100008965: Antiperspirant Deodorant Baby Powder Spray 122g

037000747765: SPRAY ANTI-PERSPIRANT / DEODORANT SPRAY SECRET OUTlast Thoroughly Clean & Dry 107g
037000747826: Secret Outlast Antiperspirant / Deodorant Spray Protection Mist 107g

037000729587: Secret Dry Lavender Antiperspirant Deodorant Spray 107gm

037000729600: Secret Dry Antiperspirant Deodorant Water Lily Spray 107g

If you have one of the nebulizers, you can contact the company for a refund.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can obtain more information via the Consumer Care team at 888-339-7689 Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST or by visiting Visit or For more information about affected products and to find out how to obtain compensation for eligible products. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they experience any problems that may be related to the use of these products.

The Associated Press contributed to this post.

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