Two Suave Aerosol Deodorants Recalled Due to High Benzene Levels

The company said this week that Unilever is voluntarily recalling two types of Suave 24-Hour Protection Aerosol Antiperspirant after an internal review found slightly raised benzene levels in some samples. The benzene, which is a human carcinogen, came from the propellant that makes the deodorant out of the can, the company said — although it noted that exposure to benzene at levels found in the product “is not expected to cause adverse health consequences.” Will. “

The two affected products are Suave 24-Hour Protection Aerosol Antiperspirant Powder in 4 and 6 oz. size, and 6 oz. Keep the 24-hour protection aerosol antiperspirant fresh. The recall covers all products with an expiration date of September 2023.

The company said exposure to benzene can cause leukemia, blood cancer and blood disorders — but noted that people can be exposed to benzene on a daily basis.

A photo of the products included in the recall.


“Based on an independent health risk assessment, daily exposure to benzene in the recalled products at levels detected in the trial would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences,” the company said. Still, the company cautioned consumers to stop using the products under the recall.

The company said the product line was discontinued in October 2021 for unrelated reasons, and was in “limited distribution” at retail stores and online.

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