Which Deodorants Have Benzene?
Certain lots of the following deodorant and antiperspirant brands were found to contain unsafe levels of benzene above 2.00 ppm:
- Old Spice
- Right Guard
Certain lots from the following brands were found to contain levels of benzene at 0.10 to 2 ppm:
- Summer’s Eve
- Right Guard
- Power Stick
- Soft & Dri
- Victoria’s Secret
Certain lots from the following brands were found to contain levels of benzene below 0.10 ppm:
- Calvin Klein
- Land of the Free
- Bath & Body Works
A complete list of aerosol spray antiperspirant products tested by Valisure and their benzene levels can be found here on the company’s Citizen Petition, beginning on page 12.
Which Deodorants Were Recalled?
Following Valisure’s announcement, only two companies issued recalls for spray antiperspirants due to the presence of benzene:
On Nov. 23, 2021, P&G recalled the following Old Spice and Secret aerosol spray antiperspirants and Old Spice Below Deck aerosol spray products:
|012044001912||Old Spice High Endurance AP Spray Pure Sport 12/6oz|
|012044044759||Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Stronger Swagger 3.8oz|
|037000729747||Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Pure Sport Plus 12/3.8oz|
|037000730347||Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Stronger Swagger 12/3.8oz|
|037000749479||Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Ult Captain 12/3.8oz|
|037000695714||Old Spice Below Deck Powder Spray Unscented 12/4.9oz|
|037000695707||Old Spice Below Deck Powder Spray Fresh Air 12/4.9oz|
|037000586906||Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh Twin Pack|
|037000711087||Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh 12/6OZ|
|037000711094||Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh 12/4OZ|
|037000723721||Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Waterlily 3.8oz|
|037000729860||Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Lavender 12/3.8oz|
|037000729914||Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Water Lily 12/3.8oz|
|037000729921||Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Light Essentials 12/3.8oz|
|037000798842||Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Rose 12/3.8oz|
|037000747642||Secret Outlast Inv Spray Completely Clean 12/3.8oz|
|037000747727||Secret Outlast Inv Spray Protecting Powder 12/3.8oz|
|012044048535||Old Spice Pure Sport 2021 Gift Set|
On April 1, 2022, Unilever issued a recall of two Suave aerosol antiperspirant products:
|079400751508; 079400784902||Suave 24-Hour Protection Aerosol Antiperspirant Powder||4 oz.;|
|079400785503||Suave 24-Hour Protection Aerosol Antiperspirant Fresh||6 oz.|
* Unilever discontinued the Suave 24-Hour Protection Aerosol Antiperspirant product line in October 2021 for business reasons.
Benzene in Deodorant Lawsuits
On May 1, 2022, a proposed class of consumers filed suit against P&G in Ohio federal court. The consumers claim that P&G misled them about the safety of its deodorant body spray products. The class seeks to represent a nationwide class as well as subclasses for Illinois, Arizona, California, and Florida residents who bought the tainted products.
Users of benzene-containing deodorants who developed cancer, especially leukemia and lymphoma, after regular use of the tainted products, are also pursuing lawsuits.
Benzene in Deodorant Lawyers
High levels of benzene—a known carcinogen—have been detected in several brands and batches of popular body sprays and antiperspirants. Benzene is a colorless or light-yellow liquid chemical used in a variety of industrial and household products. But it is dangerous. Benzene exposure is linked to cancer and other illnesses.
Our firm has the resources to represent clients throughout the country while never losing sight of the individual. If you or a loved one have regularly used one of the deodorants, antiperspirants or body sprays recalled due to the presence of benzene and been diagnosed with cancer such as leukemia or lymphoma, we can help.