Popular Antiperspirant Recalled in Minnesota Due to Cancer Causing Agent
Another antiperspirant brand has been pulled off of store shelves in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin due to the latest recall that was just announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Levels of benzene, a cancer-causing agent, was found to be slightly elevated as the product was sprayed.
Suave Antiperspirant Products Voluntarily Recalled Due to a Cancer-Causing Agent, Benzene.
On March 30th, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted the following information about a voluntary recall for Suave antiperspirants:
While benzene is not an ingredient in any of the recalled products, the review showed that unexpected levels of benzene came from the propellant that sprays the product out of the can. - FDA.gov
Below are photos and product info for the Suave products that have been recalled.
The following antiperspirant products are identified in the latest recall by the FDA.
- 4 oz. products of Suave 24-Hour Protection Aerosol Antiperspirant Powder
- 6 oz. products of Suave 24-Hour Protection Aerosol Antiperspirant Powder
079400785503 - Suave 24-Hour Protection Aerosol Antiperspirant Fresh (6oz)
- 6 oz. products of Suave 24-Hour Protection Aerosol Antiperspirant Fresh
Below are product descriptions, UPC codes and expiration dates for the products that are part of the recall.
Benzene, a human carcinogen, is the reason for the voluntary product recall
The products above were sold in the United States and are reported to contain benzene, a human carcinogen. According to the recall on fda.gov, "exposure to benzene can occur by inhalation, orally, and through the skin and it can result in cancers including leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow and blood disorders which can be life-threatening."
How to request a refund for the recalled products.
If you notice that you have these recalled products, you can request a refund by contacting Unilever at (866) 204-9756 or by visiting www.suaverecall.com.
Learn more and read the entire recall notice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration here.