Procter & Gamble has issued a voluntary recall of nearly three dozen aerosolized hair products after the discovery of benzene.
The company said in a statement on the Food and Drug Administration website Friday that it had started a full review of its aerosol products after “recent reports indicating traces of benzene.”
“The vast majority of our products are not part of this recall, including unaffected foams, hairsprays, liquid shampoos, liquid conditioners, styling products, treatments and dry shampoo aerosol sprays,” said declared P&G.
The recall covers 32 dry shampoos and dry conditioners from popular brands such as Pantene, Herbal Essence, Aussie and Old Spice. A complete list can be found on the FDA website.
P&G offers to reimburse customers who complete claim forms and provide proof of purchase for products on its list.
Johnson & Johnson recalled five of its sunscreens in July after finding benzene in aerosol versions of its popular products Neutrogena and Aveeno.
Benzene, a colorless chemical that evaporates when exposed to air, can cause cancer after repeated exposure. according to the American Cancer Society. It is one of the 20 most used chemicals in the country.