Old Spice & Secret Aerosol Deodorants Recalled Due to Presence of Cancer-Causing Chemical

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Do you have Old Spice or Secret deodorant in your bathroom cabinets?

P&G has recalled 18 varieties of Old Spice and Secret aerosol deodorants after a human carcinogen, benzene, was detected. While the levels of benzene aren’t expected to cause adverse health effects, P&G has opted to be cautious and voluntarily recall the affected products.

In high levels, benzene does have the potential to cause certain cancers, including leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow, and blood disorders that can be life-threatening.

If you have any of these following deodorants below, P&G advises to stop using immediately and discard them.

Here’s the list of recalled products:

  • Old Spice High Endurance AP Spray Pure Sport 6oz
  • Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Invisible Spray Stronger Swagger 3.8oz
  • Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Invisible Spray Pure Sport Plus 3.8oz
  • Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Invisible Spray Stronger Swagger 3.8oz
  • Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Invisible Spray Ultimate Captain 3.8oz
  • Old Spice Below Deck Powder Spray – Unscented & Fresh Air 4.9oz
  • Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh Twin Pack
  • Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh 6oz & 4oz
  • Secret Fresh Collection Invisible Spray – Waterlily, Lavender, Light Essentials, & Rose 3.8oz
  • Secret Outlast Invisible Spray Completely Clean 12/3.8oz
  • Secret Outlast Invisible Spray Protecting Powder 12/3.8oz
  • Old Spice Pure Sport 2021 Gift Set

To see the full list of products and their UPC numbers, head here.

P&G is offering consumers a full refund if they purchased any of these items. Just fill out this online form and you’ll receive a reimbursement in 2-3 weeks. Keep in mind that if you are seeking reimbursement for 3 or more products, you’ll have to call the Consumer Care team at 1-888-339-7689.


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Comments 8

  1. Lori

    Thank you!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are welcome, Lori!

  2. Amandeep

    Oh dear….so this would Include the aerosols in gift packs too…or do the canisters have a item number or something….yikes I purchased old spice gift packs for Christmas gifts

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I would call the Consumer Care team at 1-888-339-7689.

  3. Sunshine

    Yikes! Thank you for this! My daughter was using one listed.

  4. Teri

    Thank you! I have two!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are welcome, Teri!

  5. Paula T.

    Must have been manufactured in China.

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