Consumer product recall

Certain lots of Bed Head TIGI, Dove and Tresemmé Dry Shampoo products recalled due to detection of benzene

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Summary

Product
Certain lots of Bed Head TIGI, Dove and Tresemmé Dry Shampoo products
Issue
Consumer products - Chemical hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it in accordance with the instructions for disposal on the packaging. Consumers may contact the company for reimbursement.

Affected products

This recall involves certain lots of Bed Head TIGI, Dove and Tresemmé Dry Shampoo products that are packaged in aerosol cans.

Product Description Lot Codes UPC
Dove Care Between Washes Invigorating Dry Shampoo, 142g 01060KK70, 01040KK70, 05140KK89, 05150KK89, 08180KK02, 11090KK15, 03301KK33, 09301KK59 079400210074
Dove Refresh + Care Unscented Dry Shampoo, 142g 07230KK31, 11100KK32, 11090KK32, 06101KK33 079400449429
Dove Volume Dry Shampoo, 142g 02070KK77, 02060KK77, 04140KK84, 04130KK84, 08190KK03, 11250KK17, 04141KK39, 04141KK38, 06031KK47 079400581648
Dove Refresh + Care Fresh & Floral Dry Shampoo, 142g 04100KK37 079400449399
Dove Care Between Washes Fresh Coconut Dry Shampoo, 142g 07160KK58, 08200KK60, 11230KK66, 01201KK68, 03251KK71, 04161KK72, 06101KK75, 07281KK78 079400461797
Dove Care Between Washes Invisible Dry Shampoo, 142g 07010KK19, 09160KK20, 09150KK20, 11100KK21, 11110KK21, 03041KK22, 04151KK23, 06081KK24 079400461803
Dove Care Between Washes Go Active Dry Shampoo, 142g 01220KK06, 11040KK15, 05041KK20 079400470287
Dove Charcoal & Clarify Dry Shampoo, 142g 11040KK07, 11050KK07 079400472625
Dove Refresh + Care Volume Dry Shampoo, 32g 06180KK57, 06170KK57 079400665287
TRESemmé Volume Clean Dry Shampoo, 121g 04090KK53, 11060KK54 055451332668
TRESemmé Volume Clean, 206g 06190KK15 055451001823
TRESemmé Fresh Clean Dry Shampoo, 206g 05290KK13 055451001830
Bed Head Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo 6.2 oz/179g, 300mL 03061KK06, 04301KK07, 07140KK04 615908432695
Bed Head OH Bee Hive Dry Shampoo 5 oz/142g, 238mL 07200KK01, 07210KK01, 09091KK06 615908431308
Bed Head Mini Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo 2.1 oz/58g, 100mL 06110KK01, 10200KK05 615908432725

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. Based on exposure modeling and the cancer risk assessments published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (IRIS database), daily exposure to benzene in the recalled products at the levels detected in testing would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences.

As of October 7, 2022, the company has received no report(s) of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products in Canada.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it in accordance with the instructions for disposal on the packaging. Consumers may contact the company for reimbursement.

Consumers can visit UnileverRecall.com for more information on the affected products and receive reimbursement. If consumers have further questions, they can also seek more information via the Consumer Care team at 1-(877) 270-7412 from Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM EST.

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 1,574,426 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from January 2020 to October 2022.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in USA

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

 

Distributor

Unilever Canada Inc.

Toronto, ON

CANADA

Manufacturer

Voyant (Previously Accra Pac, Inc)

Elkhart, IN

UNITED STATES

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-72024

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