Multinational Consumer Goods Company Unilever has decided to recall its 19 best selling dry shampoos aerosol products being sold in the US.
Presence of a dangerous cancer-causing chemical, Benzene, in these products is reportedly the main reason for this voluntary step taken by Unilever.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services maintains that benzene exposure can result in cancers including leukemia and blood cancers.
Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen and its exposure mainly occurs through inhalation, ingestion, or through skin contact. Everyday humans are exposed to benzene through common things like tobacco smoke and detergents.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the hazard intensity depends on the dose and duration of contact.
As per its official statement, Unilever said it is recalling the shampoos “out of an abundance of caution” and that the company has not yet received any reports of adverse event relating to the recall to date.
The reverted products were manufactured before October 2021 and will no longer be available on shelves.
In a press statement, Unilever said that no other products from Unilever or its brands are impacted by this recall.
A full list of the affected products and consumer codes is as follows: