Sure and Brut aerosol deodorant and antiperspirant sprays recalled for benzene risk – USA TODAY

An undisclosed amount of Brut deodorant and Sure antiperspirant sprays are being voluntarily recalled because of the presence of the cancer-causing chemical benzene.

In a statement posted on the Food and Drug Administration website, HRB Brands said while benzene is not an ingredient in any of the impacted products, a review found “unexpected levels of benzene came from the propellant that sprays the product out of the can.”

The recall affects four types of Brut spray and two types of Sure spray with an expiration date on or before August 2023.

The FDA advises consumers who have the affected sprays to stop using the products and discard them appropriately.

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HRB Brands has also set up a website with more information, including how to obtain a refund. Consumers can also call the company with questions at 1-866-615-0976 Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT. 

Brut and Sure deodorant and antiperspirant sprays.

Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen, according to the FDA. Exposure can result in cancers including leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow, as well as potentially life-threatening blood disorders, said the agency.

In December, Procter & Gamble issued a voluntary recall of more than 30 aerosol spray products including dry shampoos and dry conditioners due to concerns over benzene levels.

Last year, Neutrogena and Aveeno recalled sunscreen in aerosol spray cans for benzene and Coppertone also issued a recall for the presence of benzene.

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