P&G Recalls Dozens of Dry Shampoos, Conditioner Due to Cancer-Causing Chemical

Protector & Gamble (P&G) issued a voluntary recall of 32 of their aerosol spray haircare products on Dec. 17 after finding cancer-causing chemical benzene in some of them.

In the recall notice, P&G said that they have recalled nearly three dozen aerosol dry conditioner spray products and aerosol dry shampoo spray products from Pantene, Aussie, Herbal Essences, and Waterl<ss following a full review after recent reports that indicated traces of benzene.

P&G noted that the levels of benzene detected in their products “would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences.”

P&G also said that they have not received any reports of adverse events,” but it has issued the recall “out of an abundance of caution.”

“Nothing is more important to us than the safety of the consumers who use our products and the quality of the products we ship,” the company said.

P&G said that they have already alerted retailers to remove the affected products, as well as the Food and Drug Administration.

P&G is also urging its customers to stop using and appropriately discard affected products and is offering reimbursements.


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