Secret Aerosol Spray Antiperspirants Product Recall
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November 23, 2021
Sold at Publix: Yes
Sold at Publix GreenWise Market: Yes
The Procter & Gamble Company is voluntarily recalling all lots with expiry through September 2023 of specific Old Spice and Secret aerosol spray antiperspirants and Old Spice Below Deck aerosol spray products sold in the United States, to the consumer level due to the presence of benzene detected.
To date, The Procter & Gamble Company has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall and is conducting this recall out of an abundance of caution. The affected products are used as antiperspirants and hygiene products and are packaged in aerosol cans. We are recalling all lots with expiry through September 2023.
The recalled products were distributed nationwide in the United States through retail outlets and online. All other Old Spice and Secret products are not impacted by this issue and may continue to be used as intended. This represents the vast majority of our products, including body spray products, solid sticks, soft solids and gel antiperspirants and deodorant products.
Risk Statement: 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. Based on exposure modeling and the cancer risk assessments published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (IRIS database), daily exposure to benzene in the recalled products at the levels detected in our testing would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences. Benzene is ubiquitous in the environment. Humans around the world have daily exposures to it indoors and outdoors from multiple sources. To date, The Procter & Gamble Company has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall and is conducting this recall out of an abundance of caution.
The affected products are used as antiperspirants and hygiene products and are packaged in aerosol cans.
The Procter & Gamble Company has notified its retailers to remove products from shelves. Old Spice and Secret will also offer reimbursement for consumers who have purchased products impacted by this recall. Consumers should stop using and appropriately discard the affected aerosol spray products. Consumers with questions regarding this recall can seek more information via the Consumer Care team at 888-339-7689 from Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 6:00pm EST.
Consumers can also visit www.oldspice.com or www.secret.com for more information about the impacted products and to learn how to receive reimbursement for eligible products. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using these products.
Information regarding Procter & Gamble products sold at Publix affected by this recall:
|Product Name||GTIN||Exp. Date|
|Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Light Essentials 12/3.8oz||037000729921||Through September 23 2023|
|Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh 12/6oz.||037000711087||Through September 23 2023|
|Secret Outlast Inv Spray Completely Clean 12/3.8oz||037000747642||Through September 23 2023|
|Secret Outlast Inv Spray Protecting Powder 12/3.8oz||037000747727||Through September 23 2023|