A voluntary nationwide recalled has been issued dozens of Dove, Nexxus, Suave, TIGI (Rockaholic and Bed Head), and TRESemmé dry shampoos due to potentially elevated levels of benzene.
An internal investigation identified the propellant as the source, and Unilever has worked with its propellant suppliers to address this issue.
The recalled products were distributed nationwide in the United States. Retailers have been notified to remove recalled products from shelves.
A complete list of the affected products produced prior to October 2021 and consumer UPC codes is provided below and can be found here. No other products from Unilever or its brands are impacted by this recall.
Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen. 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. Benzene is ubiquitous in the environment. Humans around the world have daily exposures to it indoors and outdoors from multiple sources.
Consumers should stop using the affected aerosol dry shampoo products and visit UnileverRecall.com for instructions on how to receive reimbursement for eligible products. If consumers have further questions, they may also contact Unilever U.S. by calling (877) 270-7412, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST.
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