The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recalled two popular aerosol deodorants after a carcinogen has been found inside the cans.
Connecticut-based HRB Brands issued a voluntary recall on Wednesday of four types of Brut deodorant sprays and two types of Sure antiperspirant sprays.
Officials are concerned about the presence of the chemical benzene. It is not an ingredient in the products but unexpected levels of cancer-causing substance were discovered in the propellant used for the spray cans.
The recalled items have an expiration date of on or before August 2023. The FDA advises people with the products to throw them away.
Retailers are being notified of the recall, and consumers with questions can contact TCP HOT Acquisition LLC by calling 866-615-0976 Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST or visit https://www.brutsurerecall2022.com to request a refund.
Symptoms of benzene poisoning include the following:
- Rapid or irregular heartbeat
The recalled products are:
|Brand||Product Description||UPC||Expiration Date|
|Brut||Classic Antiperspirant Aerosol, 4oz||00827755070085||On or Before|
|Brut||Classic Antiperspirant Aerosol, 6oz||00827755070108||On or Before|
|Brut||Classic Deodorant Aerosol, 154g||00827755070177||On or Before|
|Brut||Classic Deodorant Aerosol, 10oz||00827755070047||On or Before|
|Sure||Regular Antiperspirant Aerosol, 6oz||00883484002025||On or Before|
|Sure||Unscented Antiperspirant Aerosol, 6oz||00883484002278||On or Before|