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Dry Shampoo Recalled Due to Benzene Exposure Risks

If you use dry shampoo from Dove, Nexxus, Suave, Rockaholic, Bed Head or Tresemmé, you may have purchased a recalled, potentially contaminated Unilever shampoo product.

Unilever has voluntarily recalled a number of dry shampoo products due to potentially elevated levels of benzene, a known human carcinogen, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Unilever issued the dry shampoo recall after an investigation identified the propellant in the aerosol cans to be the source of the contamination.

Which Dry Shampoo Products Have Been Recalled?

The recalled aerosol products include the following:

  • Dove
  • Nexxus
  • Suave
  • TIGI (Rockaholic and Bed Head)
  • Tresemm√©

The recalled Unilever shampoo products were distributed nationwide in the United States and retailers have been notified to remove the recalled shampoo from shelves.

What is Benzene?

Benzene is a chemical used in various consumer applications and long-term exposure can lead to blood cancers such as leukemia. Benzene can be found in household products like detergents, paints, furniture wax and glues.

Benzene has recently been linked to multiple recalls for other personal care products like sunscreen, deodorant and hand sanitizer.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer following the use of a recalled shampoo product, contact The Lyon Firm to investigate your legal options.