The Food and Drug Administration from USA (FDA) alerted consumers to the presence of a carcinogenic substance on antiperspirants produced by the company Procter & Gamble (P&G).
The company began with the voluntary recall in the American Union of the products, which include the spray antiperspirant from Secret and Old spice.
The substance that was detected in the aerosol sprays was benzene, which can cause Cancer when inhaled, ingested orally or in contact with the skin. The most common types of cancer from contact with this chemical are in the bone marrow, leukemia and blood disorders.
P&G has not yet been reported of adverse events related to the use of the antiperspirants to whom the substance was detected, according to the authorities’ statement.
The aerosol sprays that FDA ordered to be taken off the market have an expiration date of September 2021 and cover the following products:
Old Spice High Endurance AP Spray Pure Sport 12/6 oz
Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Stronger Swagger 3.8oz
Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Pure Sport Plus 12 / 3.8oz
Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Stronger Swagger 12 / 3.8oz
Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Ult Captain 12 / 3.8oz
Old Spice Spray Below Deck Powder Spray Unscented 12 / 4.9oz
Old Spice Below Deck Powder Spray Fresh Air 12 / 4.9oz
Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh Twin Pack
Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh 12 / 6OZ
Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh 12 / 4OZ
Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Waterlily 3.8oz
Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Lavender 12 / 3.8oz
Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Water Lily 12 / 3.8oz
Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Light Essentials 12 / 3.8oz
Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Pink 12 / 3.8oz
Secret Outlast Inv Spray Completely Clean 12 / 3.8oz
Secret Outlast Inv Spray Protecting Power 12 / 3.8oz
Old Spice Pure Sport 2021 Gift Set
The company said that the rest of its Old spice and Secret they are not affected by the withdrawal of antiperspirants, which includes sticks, gel deodorants, among others.
People who have one of the articles under warning of the FDA can approach to request a refund of their money, since the authorities recommend to stop using the antiperspirants and dispose of them immediately.
In case you have had a problem with Health related to the products of Old spice or Secret, the agency asks people to seek medical attention.
Customers with questions about the withdrawal can call 888 339 7689 for a team of experts to resolve them.