What shampoo products are included in the P&G recall?
Procter & Gamble has announced a voluntary recall of certain shampoos and conditioners sold in the United States and Canada due to the presence of a carcinogenic chemical.
The company has decided to recall 32 hair care products after detecting “unexpected levels” of benzene, a human carcinogen, P&G said in a statement.
The consumer giant wrote: âFollowing recent reports that indicated traces of benzene in some aerosol products, we have started a review of our total aerosol product portfolio. Although benzene is not an ingredient in any of our products, our review showed that unexpected levels of benzene came from the propellant spraying the product out of the can.
âWe have detected benzene in aerosol dry shampoo spray products and aerosol dry conditioner spray products. Nothing is more important to us than the safety of the consumers who use our products and the quality of the products we ship. “
P&G stressed that it had not yet received any reports of adverse product-related events and was proceeding with the recall with “an abundance of caution”.
The products in question have been distributed across the United States to physical and online stores, and retailers have been advised to remove them from stock.
Refunds are available for customers who have purchased any of the affected products. People who have aerosolized shampoos and conditioners are advised to stop using them immediately and dispose of them properly.
News week has contacted P&G for an update on the recall.
Procter & Gamble has released the names, Universal Product Code (UPC) and Production Code Line for each product affected by the recall.
Recalled P&G conditioner products
1. Waterl dry conditioner
5. Pantene Sultry Bronde All-in-One Luxury Mist, 4.9 oz. 0038 (80878188710)
6. Pantene Smooth Talker Dry Conditioner Oil, 3.9 oz. in the range of 0183-0365 or 1042-1046 (80878192397)
7. Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioning Mist, 3.9 oz. in the range 0048-0336 or 1008-1218 or 9247-9349 (80878190898)
8. Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioning Mist, 3.9 oz. in the range of 9108-9303 (80878188758)
9. Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioning Mist, 1.0 oz. in the range of 0107-0262 or 9112-9288 (80878188765)
10. Pantene Gold Series Instant Nourishing Spray, 4.9 oz. in the range of 0307 or 9263-9266 (80878188987)
11. Aussie Smooth Vibes Dry Conditioner, 4.9 oz. 0021 or 1038 or in the range 9294-9325 (381519187957)
12. Aussie Petal Mild Dry Conditioner, 4.9 oz. in the range of 9196-9246 (381519187544)
13. Aussie Sleekend Warrior Dry Conditioner, 4.9 oz. in the range 0014-0062 or 9198-9349 (381519187537)
Recall of P&G shampoo products
1. Herbal Essences Blue Ginger Refresh Dry Shampoo, 4.9 oz. in the range of 9047-9072 (190679001498)
2. Herbal Essences White Grapefruit Mint Dry Shampoo, 4.9 oz. in the range 0015-0314 or 1004-1019 or 9028-9348 (190679000262)
3. Herbal Essences White Strawberry & Sweet Mint Dry Shampoo, 4.9 oz. in the range of 0167-0308 or 1105-1106 or 9049-9348 (190679000255)
4. Herbal Essences Cucumber Green Tea Dry Shampoo, 4.9 oz. 0093 or 1075 or in the range 9029-9294 (190679000248)
5. Herbal Essences Cucumber Green Tea Dry Shampoo, 1.7 oz. in the range 0036-0329 or 1019-1098 or 9023-9312 (190679000330)
6. Pantene Dry Shampoo No Water Refresh, 4.9 oz. in the range of 9009-9058 (80878177042)
7. Pantene Sheer Volume Dry Shampoo, 4.9 oz. in the range of 9025-9260 (80878185276)
8. Pantene Never Tell Dry Shampoo, 4.2 oz. in the range of 0006-0364 or 1074-1133 or 9157-9329 (80878188727)
9. Aussie After Hours Dry Shampoo Texture Spray, 4.9 oz. in the range of 0139-0140 (381519187834)
10. Aussie Tousle Hustle Dry Shampoo, 4.9 oz. in the range 0013-0300 or 1038 or 9189 (381519187285)
11. Aussie Bounce Back Dry Shampoo, 4.9 oz. in the range 0013-00357 or 1018-1123 or 9189-9345 (381519187278)
12. Aussie Clean Color Protect Shampoo, 4.9 oz. in the range of 9047-9123 (381519187360)
13. Aussie Clean Texture Dry Shampoo, 4.9 oz. in the range of 9072-9176 (381519187285)
14. Aussie Clean Volume Dry Shampoo, 4.9 oz. 9085 (381519187278)
16. Waterl dry shampoo
17. Dry Coconut Hair Shampoo, 4.9 oz. in the range of 0027-0192 or 9007 (37000876717)
18. Fiji Old Spice Dry Shampoo, 4.9 oz. in the range of 9046-9228 (37000779421)
19. Old Spice Pure Sport Dry Shampoo, 4.9 oz. in the range of 9040-9239 (37000785170)