Proctor & Gamble Recalls 32 Shampoo Products Due to Benzene Exposure

Multiple new outlets, including NPR, reported yesterday that manufacturing gian Proctor & Gamble (“P&G”) has recalled 32 of its’ shampoo products due to the possible Benzene exposure in many of the items. Benzene is a known carcinogen, which is found in the air and contained in motor fuels, plastics and resins. Exposure to high levels of the chemical can cause illness, including an increased risk of leukemia.

The company said recent reports revealed that benzene was detected in some aerosols, which prompted it to review its products. That review found “unexpected levels” of benzene in the propellant that sprays the product out of the can, P&G said.

Some of the aerosol products that have been recalled include Pantene, Herbal Essences and Old Spice. P&G did state that “they have not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall and is conducting this recall out of an abundance of caution.” 

You can find the complete list of products that have been recalled by clicking here. If you or a loved one uses any of these types of products should stop using them immediately.

If you have been injured by a defective product, or believe you have an Illinois products liability claim, then call Chicago personal injury attorneys at the Bryant Law Group for a free legal consultation at 312-614-1076.