By Gina Yarbrough
Englewood Cliffs, NJ–A voluntary product recall for dry shampoo was issued following concerns of potentially elevated levels of benzene, a classified human carcinogen, the US Food and Drug Administration said in a published report.
Unilever recalled select lot codes of dry shampoo aerosol products produced prior to October 2021 from Dove, Nexxus, Suave, TIGI (Rockaholic and Bed Head), and TRESemmé. The products were distributed nationwide in the United States. Retailers have been notified to remove the recalled products from store shelves.
Consumers who have aerosol dry shampoo products should stop using them. The products are eligible for reimbursements by visiting UnileverRecall.com.
A complete list of the recalled products and consumer UPC codes can be found here. No other products from Unilever or its brands are impacted by this recall.
According to the FDA’s independent health hazard evaluation, daily exposure to benzene in the products at the levels detected in testing would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences. Unilever recalled the products out of an abundance of caution. The company has received no reports of adverse events to date relating to the recall.
An internal investigation identified the propellant as the source, and Unilever has worked with its propellant suppliers to address this issue.