Suave deodorant recalled due to elevated levels of cancer-causing chemical

Leada Gore
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Unilever U.S. is recalling some Suave brand antiperspirants due to “slightly elevated” levels of a cancer-causing chemical.

Unilever U.S. is recalling some Suave brand antiperspirants due to “slightly elevated” levels of a cancer-causing chemical.

The recall, announced this week by the Food and Drug Administration, includes all lots of Suave 24-Hour Protection Aerosol Antiperspirant Powder and Suave 24-Hour Protection Aerosol Antiperspirant Fresh with expiration dates through September 2023.

The recall covers:

Suave 24-Hour Protection Aerosol Antiperspirant Powder scent

  • 4 oz. and 6 oz. cans
  • UPC codes 079400751508 and 079400784902
  • Expiration date through September 2023

Suave 24-Hour Protection Aerosol Antiperspirant Fresh scent

  • 6 oz. cans
  • UPC code 079400785503
  • Expiration date through September 2023

An internal review showed elevated levels of benzene in some of the product samples.

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“While benzene is not an ingredient in any of the recalled products, the review showed that unexpected levels of benzene came from the propellant that sprays the product out of the can,” Unilever said. “No other Unilever or Suave products are in the scope of this recall.”

Retailers have been notified to remove the products from the store. Consumers who have the product are advised to throw it away or contact Unilever at 866-204-9756.