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P&G recalls some conditioners, shampoos and sprays due to potential cancer risk

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Logo of Procter & Gamble Co. is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., June 27, 2018. REUTERS / Brendan McDermid

December 17, 2021

(Reuters) – Procter & Gamble Co said on Friday it was voluntarily recalling certain hair care products sold in the United States and Canada from its Pantene and Herbal Essences brands, due to the presence of harmful chemicals cancer.

The recall also includes certain products from the Aussie and Waterl brands

The consumer goods giant says some conditioners and dry shampoos from these brands, as well as some discontinued items from the Old Spice and Hair Food brands, have been found to be carcinogenic in the United States. called benzene.

Exposure to benzene can occur through inhalation, through the mouth, and through the skin. It can lead to cancers including leukemia, bone marrow blood cancers and potentially life-threatening blood disorders, P&G said.

P&G added that it has not received any reports of adverse events related to the recall. The company distributed the products in the United States through retail stores and online media.

Earlier this year, US drugstore chains pulled Johnson & Johnson sunscreen products from their shelves after J&J said it had detected benzene in some samples.

(Reporting by Praveen Paramasivam in Bengaluru; Editing by Amy Caren Daniel)

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