The U.S. Food & Drug Administration says a company is voluntarily recalling two kinds of deodorants due to the presence of a cancer-causing chemical.
According to the FDA, HRB Brands is recalling four types of Brut and two types of Sure deodorant sprays due to the presence of benzene.
"While benzene is not an ingredient in any of the recalled products, our review showed that unexpected levels of benzene came from the propellant that sprays the product out of the can," the company said in a news release.
The FDA website states:
Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen. Exposure to benzene can occur by inhalation, orally, and through the skin and it can result in cancers including leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow and blood disorders which can be life-threatening. Benzene is prevalent in the environment. Humans around the world have daily exposures to it indoors and outdoors from multiple sources. To date, no reports of adverse events related to this recall have been reported. This voluntary recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution.
The recalled items have expiration dates on or before August 2023.
The company said the recalled products, except for Brut Aerosol Deodorant, 154g, were distributed in the U.S.
If you have the recalled products, the FDA recommends you stop using them and dispose of them. Click here for more details.