Unilever has issued a voluntary recall of dry shampoo products due to potentially high levels of benzene, a chemical known to cause cancer.
The recall, announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, involves dry shampoo aerosols from Dove, Nexxus, Suave, TIGI (Rockaholic and Bed Head), and TRESemmé.
Benzene is a human carcinogen. Exposure to the chemical can occur by inhalation, orally and through the skin. It can cause cancers such as leukemia and bone marrow blood cancer. It can also cause life-threatening blood disorders.
Unilever said an independent health risk assessment found that daily exposure to benzene in the recalled products at the levels detected in testing is not expected to result in adverse health consequences and the company is not recalling the products. only out of caution.
The recalled products were manufactured before October 2021 and distributed in stores nationwide and online. Retailers have been advised to remove the recalled products from shelves.
A complete list of affected product lot codes is available. here.
Consumers should stop using the affected aerosol dry shampoos and visit UnileverRecall.com for instructions on how to receive a refund for eligible products. If consumers have further questions, they can also contact Unilever US by calling (877) 270-7412, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.