In a government issued consumer product recall, certain lots of Bed Head TIGI, Dove, and Tresemmé Dry Shampoo products were recalled due to the detection of benzene.
This recall involves certain lots of Bed Head TIGI, Dove, and Tresemmé Dry Shampoo products that are packaged in aerosol cans.
PHOTO: Government of Canada
Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen or a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue. However, 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.
Exposure to benzene can occur by inhalation, orally, and through the skin. It can result in cancers, including leukemia, a blood cancer of the bone marrow, and blood disorders, which can be life-threatening.
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.
Certain lots or batches of the following dry shampoos may be recalled:
Bed Head Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo 6.2 oz/179g, 300mL
Bed Head Mini Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo 2.1 oz/58g, 100mL
Bed Head OH Bee Hive Dry Shampoo 5 oz/142g, 238mL
Dove Care Between Washes Fresh Coconut Dry Shampoo, 142g
Dove Care Between Washes Go Active Dry Shampoo, 142g
Dove Care Between Washes Invigorating Dry Shampoo, 142g
Dove Care Between Washes Invisible Dry Shampoo, 142g
Dove Charcoal & Clarify Dry Shampoo, 142g
Dove Refresh + Care Fresh & Floral Dry Shampoo, 142g
Dove Refresh + Care Unscented Dry Shampoo, 142g
Dove Refresh + Care Volume Dry Shampoo, 32g
Dove Volume Dry Shampoo, 142g
TRESemmé Fresh Clean Dry Shampoo, 206g
TRESemmé Volume Clean Dry Shampoo, 121g
TRESemmé Volume Clean, 206g
For the UPC codes of the batches affected, visit the government of Canada's website here.
They advise that consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it per the instructions for disposal on the packaging. Consumers may contact the company for reimbursement.
SOURCE: Government of Canada