Massive Old Spice Deodorant Recall

P&G Issues Voluntary Recall of Specific Old Spice and Secret Aerosol Spray Antiperspirants and Old Spice Below Deck Aerosol Spray Products Due to Detection of Benzene. According to the recall notice, Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen. Exposure to benzene can occur by inhalation, orally, and through the skin and it can result in cancers including leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow and blood disorders which can be life-threatening. To date, The Procter & Gamble Company has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall and is conducting this recall out of an abundance of caution.

The affected products are used as antiperspirants and hygiene products and are packaged in aerosol cans.



Old Spice High Endurance AP Spray Pure Sport 12/6oz


Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Stronger Swagger 3.8oz


Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Pure Sport Plus 12/3.8oz


Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Stronger Swagger 12/3.8oz


Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Inv Spray Ult Captain 12/3.8oz


Old Spice Below Deck Powder Spray Unscented 12/4.9oz


Old Spice Below Deck Powder Spray Fresh Air 12/4.9oz


Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh Twin Pack


Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh 12/6OZ


Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh 12/4OZ


Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Waterlily 3.8oz


Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Lavender 12/3.8oz


Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Water Lily 12/3.8oz


Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Light Essentials 12/3.8oz


Secret Fresh Collection Inv Spray Rose 12/3.8oz


Secret Outlast Inv Spray Completely Clean 12/3.8oz


Secret Outlast Inv Spray Protecting Powder 12/3.8oz


Old Spice Pure Sport 2021 Gift Set

The recalled products were distributed nationwide in the United States through retail outlets and online. All other Old Spice and Secret products are not impacted by this issue and may continue to be used as intended. This represents the vast majority of our products, including body spray products, solid sticks, soft solids and gel antiperspirants and deodorant products.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can seek more information via the Consumer Care team at 888-339-7689 from Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 6:00pm EST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using these products.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the reportOnline
  • Regular Mail or Fax:Download formor call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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