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Procter & Gamble is recalling dozens of aerosol spray products, including dry shampoo and dry conditioner, that were distributed nationwide due to traces of benzene.
According to the recall notice posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), products from Pantene, Aussie, Herbal Essences and Waterless, which were produced in the United States, were recalled out of an abundance of caution after benzene, a chemical that can cause cancer with repeated exposure, was "detected in some products."
Aerosol dry shampoo products from Old Spice and Hair Food, which were already discontinued, were also named in the recall.
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The company began to review its portfolio of aerosol products after reports "indicated traces of benzene in some aerosol spray products," according to the recall notice.
"While benzene is not an ingredient in any of our products, our review showed that unexpected levels of benzene came from the propellant that sprays the product out of the can," P&G said.
The company said it detected benzene in the recalled aerosol dry shampoo spray products and aerosol dry conditioner spray products. However, "no other products from Pantene, Aussie, Herbal Essences, Hair Food, and Waterless are in the scope of this recall" and can be used, including other aerosol dry shampoo spray products that aren't listed, the company said.