Unilever recalls Dove, Tresemme over cancer risk

New Delhi: Global fast food giant Unilever Plc has pulled some popular brands including Dove, Tresemme from its aerosol dry shampoo after they were found to have benzene-related contamination, according to media reports.

Benzene can cause cancer.

Some other brands that have reportedly been recalled include Nexxus, Suave, Tresemme and Tigi, which makes Rockaholic and Bed Head dry shampoos, according to a notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website.

The recalled products are mostly those manufactured before October 2021.

Reports say the move has raised questions about the safety of aerosols in personal care products.

In addition to Unilever’s recall, several other similar products have been recalled in the past 18 months, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Neutrogena, Edgewell Personal Care Co.’s Banana Boat. and Beiersdorf AG’s Coppertone, the reports said.

The problem mainly arises from the propellants used to spray the personal care products from the cans. Unilever said this was the case with the dry shampoo recall, media reported.

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