Can washing your hair be a problem now?
What is recalled?
The Procter & Gamble Company issued a product recall on Friday concerning 32 aerosol dry shampoos and conditioners that were sold nationwide due to the presence of benzene in some of the products.
The recall affects the dry shampoo products, not the liquid shampoos, conditioners, mousses, hairsprays, treatments or styling products manufactured by Procter & Gamble.
Why benzene is a concern
Benzene exposure, a carcinogen, can happen via inhalation, oral consumption, and through the skin and can cause cancers including leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow. Also, blood disorders which can be life-threatening and fatal, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
What to look for
Product codes on the bottom of the aerosol cans are listed on a chart printed on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration alert.
What you should do
Stop using the listed products, discard them or return to the store for a refund.
Questions? Call the Procter & Gamble Consumer Care team at 888-674-3631 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Monday to Friday.
This story was originally published December 18, 2021 12:42 PM.