More than one million boxes of dry shampoo, sold under various brand names, are being recalled due to a “chemical hazard”.
Health Canada says benzene has been detected in certain boxes of Dove, Tresemmé and Bed Head TIGI shampoos.
Benzene is classified as a carcinogen and has been linked to leukemia, blood cancers and other types of blood disorders.
Officials don’t believe there’s enough benzene in dry shampoos to cause serious problems, but they are issuing a recall as a precaution.
If you have any of the affected products in your home, stop using it immediately.
Throw it away or return it to the store for a refund.
You can also contact the company directly for a refund.
As of October 7, no adverse effects have been reported in people who have used the products.
That said, there could be plenty of affected shampoos in the country. Over 1.5 million cans were sold in Canada between January 2020 and October 2022.
Below is a complete list of products, along with their identification codes. It can also be viewed here.
For more information, click here.
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