Procter & Gamble recalls certain Old Spice, Secret products

Specific products that are part of a voluntary recall of Procter & Gamble antiperspirant aerosols. (Photo: Business Wire)

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Procter & Gamble has issued a recall for specific Old Spice and Secret branded aerosols that may contain benzene, a carcinogen that can cause serious cancers.

“Exposure to benzene can be by inhalation, oral and skin and it can lead to cancers, including leukemia and blood cancers of the bone marrow and blood disorders that can be life-threatening,” according to the US Food and Drug Administration.

P&G said it has received no reports of any damage caused by these products and that the voluntary recall is out of a great deal of caution.

“Daily exposure to benzene in the recalled products at the levels detected in our testing is not expected to have any adverse health effects,” the company said.

According to the FDA, the following products have been recalled with an expiration date until September 2023:

UPC Description
012044001912 Old Spice High Endurance AP Spray Pure Sport 12/6oz
012044044759 Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Stronger Swagger 3.8oz
037000729747 Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Pure Sport Plus 12/3.8oz
037000730347 Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Stronger Swagger 12/3.8oz
037000749479 Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Ult Captain 12/3.8oz
037000695714 Old Spice Below Deck Powder Spray Unscented 12/4.9oz
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 Water Lily 3.8oz
037000729860 Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Lavender 12/3.8oz
037000729914 Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Water Lily 12/3.8oz
037000729921 Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Light Essentials 12/3.8oz
037000798842 Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Rose 12/3.8oz
037000747642 Secret Outlast Inv Spray Completely Clean 12/3.8oz
037000747727 Secret Outlast Inv Spray Protective Powder 12/3.8oz
012044048535 Old Spice Pure Sport 2021 gift set

If you bought one of these, you can get your money back. P&G has already notified retailers to remove the affected products from store shelves.

Report any adverse events or adverse reactions associated with 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 notification form, then complete and return it to the address on the form or fax it to 1-800-FDA-0178.

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