Procter and Gamble are recalling more than 30 hair care products out of stores and off the shelves according to a report from CNN.com.
The report stated that the haircare is recalling aerosol spray, dry shampoos, and conditioners, warning that the products could contain the cancer-causing agent, benzene. In a statement, P&G said, the affected products likely will not expose people to levels of benzene high enough to cause any health issues. However, the company is moving forward with the recall out of an abundance of caution. P&G also noted it has not “received any reports of adverse events.”
According to some reports, 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,” the recall notice said. Retailers have been told to remove all the recalled products from shelves.
The products affected include Pantene, Herbal Essences, Hair Food, Old Spice, and Aussie products, making this P&G’s second recall within a month. There is a more Indep list of recalled products on the company’s website, which also includes each product’s production code numbers affected by the recall.
The company encourages people to get rid of the products if purchased and are in your home.