Unilever Issues Voluntary U.S. Recall of Select Dry Shampoos

“Unilever United States today issued a voluntary product recall to the consumer level of select lot codes of dry shampoo aerosol products produced prior to October 2021 from Dove, Nexxus, Suave, TIGI (Rockaholic and Bed Head), and TRESemmé due to potentially elevated levels of benzene.

Unilever is recalling the products in the attached list. No other products from Unilever or its brands are in the scope of this recall. 

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 ubiquitous in the environment. Humans around the world have daily exposures to it indoors and outdoors from multiple sources. 

Based on an independent health hazard evaluation, daily exposure to benzene in the recalled products at the levels detected in testing would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences. Unilever U.S. is recalling these products out of an abundance of caution. Unilever has received no reports of adverse events to date relating to this recall.

An internal investigation identified the propellant as the source, and Unilever has worked with its propellant suppliers to address this issue. 

It is important to note that the recalled product was produced prior to October 1, 2021. 

This limited voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).”

Items at Stater Bros. Markets potentially affected are listed below:

TRESEMME DRY SHAMP VOLUMIZING  5 FL OZ                0-22400-00448

DOVE DRY SHAMPOO VOL/FULLNESS  5 FL OZ                0-79400-20244

TRESEMME DRY SHAMP FRESH CLEAN 5 FL OZ                0-22400-00449

“Consumers should stop using the affected aerosol dry shampoo products and visit UnileverRecall.com(Opens in a new window) for instructions on how to receive reimbursement for eligible products. If consumers have further questions, they may also contact Unilever U.S. by calling (877) 270-7412, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST.”

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