Procter & Gamble voluntarily recalled all lots of Old Spice and Secret aerosol spray antiperspirants and Old Spice Below Deck aerosol spray products with an expiry through September 2023 due to the presence of the chemical benzene.
Exposure to benzene, which can occur by inhalation, orally, and through the skin, can result in cancers, including leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow, and life-threatening blood disorders.Procter & Gamble said that based on exposure modeling and the cancer risk assessments published by the Environmental Protection Agency, daily exposure to benzene in the recalled products at the levels detected in our testing would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences.
Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they experience any problems related to using the recalled products. Adverse reactions or quality problems can be reported online to the Food and Drug Administration’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program. The stock of the company dropped -0.78. The share price is 148.66.