Consumer product recall

Brut Classic Aerosol Spray Deodorant recalled due to Potential Presence of Benzene

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Summary

Product
Brut Classic Aerosol Spray Deodorant (154g)
Issue
Consumer products - Chemical hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using and appropriately discard the recalled aerosol spray product.

Affected products

This recall involves Brut Classic Aerosol Spray Deodorant 154 gram containers sold prior to the date of this recall. The model number is BRC27017 - Brut Aero Deo 12/1 154G and the UPC is 00827755070177. Consumers can view the UPC along with the barcode on the product’s label.

Issue

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. Benzene is prevalent in the environment and people can be exposed to benzene during everyday life by air (e.g., by inhaling car exhaust, second-hand tobacco smoke and industrial emissions) and by swallowing benzene or by absorbing it through the skin (e.g., through contact with contaminated water).

As of February 16, 2022, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products in Canada.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected recalled product and discard appropriately.

For more information, consumers can contact the company at 1-866-615-0976, Monday to Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm PT, or visit www.brutsurerecall2022.com for more information. Service is available in English and French.

Please note that, in addition to the requirements of the Cosmetic Regulations, the Food and Drugs Act (FDA) prohibits the sale of cosmetics that are either made with hazardous substances, or under unsanitary conditions, to users in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that 8,600 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold prior to February 21, 2022.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in Canada

Details
Original published date: 2022-02-21
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer product - Beauty and personal care
Companies

Distributor

TCP HOT Acquisition LLC dba HRB Brands, LLC

Westport

Connecticut

UNITED STATES

Manufacturer

PLZ Corp. / K-G Spray-Pak, Inc.

Mississauga

Ontario

CANADA

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-63937