Written on: April 9, 2022 by SprayTM
Unilever is voluntarily recalling two Suave aerosol antiperspirant products after identifying elevated levels of benzene in some samples of the products during an internal review. It’s the latest company to recall consumer products because the carcinogen was found in samples.
The nationwide recall covers lots of two antiperspirants with expiration dates through September 2023: Suave 24-Hour Protection Aerosol Antiperspirant Powder in 4 oz. and 6 oz. sizes and Suave 24-Hour Protection Aerosol Antiperspirant Fresh in the 6 oz. size.
If you have an affected product, Unilever says you should stop using it and throw it away.
Suave’s 24-hour protection antiperspirant line was discontinued in October 2021 for business reasons, Unilever said in a news release.
Benzene is a carcinogenic industrial chemical found naturally in gasoline and cigarette smoke.
“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,” the company said.