Wednesday saw the recall of two Suave aerosol deodorants. The producers were found guilty of having “slightly”Elevated levels of Benzene are a human carcinogen which can cause cancers and other disorders. Even though Benzene is a chemical that humans are regularly exposed to, severe reactions can occur if the chemical is in high enough levels.
Unilever United States voluntarily recalledSuave 24-Hour Powder Antiperspirant and Suave Protect Aerosol Antiperspirant were recalled after an internal audit revealed some products contained higher levels Benzene due to the propellant that was used to spray the deodorant out of the can. The UPC 07940075150808 and 079400784902 are the recalled powder products. They come in cans of 4 ounce and 6 ounce. The UPC 079400785503 is the recalled fresh product. It comes in 6-ounce cans. The recall applies to all products that expire before September 2023. This recall applies to all products of Unilever and Suave.
Unilever does not make the products in question, but they might still be available in stores. The products were only distributed in the United States, so retailers were instructed to remove them from their shelves. The products should be thrown out immediately and consumers should stop using them. Univlever’s 24-Hour Protect line was ended by Univlever in October, the company stated.
For more information, consumers can contact Unilever at (866-204-9756). The company also established a SuaveRecall.comConsumers can find out how to get a refund by visiting the FAQ. Consumers who used the product but are suffering side effects should consult their healthcare provider immediately. Also, adverse reactions should be reported to the FDA. U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s MedWatch adverse event reporting programOnline, by mail or by fax
The CDC describes BenzeneYou can also use it as a “chemical that is a colorless or light yellow liquid at room temperature”With a “sweet odor and is highly flammable.”Symptoms may develop in as little as a few minutes for people exposed to high levels Benzene. The symptoms include dizziness, dizziness and irregular heartbeat. Extremely high levels of exposure could lead to death.
“Benzene is ubiquitous in the environment,”The recall notice from Unilever reads. “Humans around the world have daily exposures to it indoors and outdoors from multiple sources. Based on an independent health hazard evaluation, daily exposure to Benzene in the recalled products at the levels detected in testing would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences.”