Procter & Gamble recalls some Old Spice and Secret . products

Specific products are included in Procter & Gamble Voluntary Antiperspirant. (Photo: Business Wire)

San Francisco (krone) — Procter & Gamble has issued a recall of Old Spice and Secret aerosol products that may contain benzene, a carcinogen that can cause serious cancers.

“Exposure to benzene can occur by inhalation, by mouth, and through the skin and can lead to cancers, including leukemia, bone marrow leukemia, and potentially life-threatening blood disorders,” according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

P&G said it has not received any reports of any damage from these products and that voluntary returns are out of extreme caution.

“Daily exposure to benzene in recalled products at the levels detected in our tests is not expected to cause adverse health consequences,” the company said.

The following products that have expired through September 2023 have been recalled, according to the Food and Drug Administration:

UPC Describe
012044001912 Pure Sport Old Spice Heavy Duty Spray 12 / 6oz
012044044759 Old Spice Collection Hardest Works Stronger Spray 3.8 oz
037000729747 Old Spice Inv Spray Pure Sport Plus 12 / 3.8oz . Tougher Action Set
037000730347 Old Spice Collection Hardest Action Inv Spray Strongest Swagger 12 / 3.8oz
037000749479 Old Spice Inv Spray Ult Captain 12 Harder Action Set / 3.8oz
037000695714 Old Spice 12 / 4.9oz . Odorless Under Surface Powder Mist
037000695707 Old Spice Fresh Air Under Surface Powder Mist 12 / 4.9oz
037000586906 Double Pack Fresh Secret Aerosol Powder
037000711087 Fresh Secret Spray Powder 12 / 6OZ
037000711094 Fresh Secret Spray Powder 12/4 oz
037000723721 Secret Fresh Inv Spray Waterlily Collection 3.8 oz
037000729860 Secret Fresh Inv Spray Lavender 12 / 3.8oz
037000729914 Secret Fresh Inv Spray Water Lily Collection 12 / 3.8oz
037000729921 Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Essentials 12 / 3.8oz
037000798842 Secret Fresh Rose Mist Collection 12 / 3.8oz
037000747642 Secret Outlast Inv Totally Clean Spray 12 / 3.8oz
037000747727 Secret Outlast Inv Protective Powder Spray 12 / 3.8oz
012044048535 Old Spice Pure Sport 2021 Gift Set

If you buy any of these things, 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 and Adverse Event Reporting Program by submitting the report online. Or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete the address and return it to the form or fax it to 1-800-FDA-0178.

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