Dry Shampoo Recall List: Unilever recalls Dove, Bed Head and other hair care products over the cancer-causing chemical benzene

Dry Shampoo Recall List: Unilever recalls Dove, Bed Head and other hair care products over the cancer-causing chemical benzene
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Unilever has voluntarily recalled products from brands such as TRESemme, Suave, Dove and others over benzene concerns.

Unilever recently announced one voluntary recall of 19 popular dry shampoo aerosol products sold in the US over concerns about benzene, a chemical known to cause cancer.

Exposure to benzene, which is classified as a human carcinogen, can occur through inhalation, ingestion or through skin contact and can lead to cancers including leukemia and blood cancers the US Department of Health and Human Services.

People are exposed to benzene on a daily basis through things like tobacco smoke and cleaning products, but exposure can be considered hazardous depending on the dose and length of contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Unilever said it was withdrawing the products “out of caution” and to date has not received any reports of adverse events related to the recall.

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The recalled products were manufactured prior to October 2021 and retailers have been notified to remove the affected products from their shelves.

A complete list of affected products and consumer codes You will find here. No other Unilever products or its brands are affected by this recall, the company said specified in a press release.

The list of affected products includes:


  • Dove dry shampoo volume and fullness
  • Dove Dry Shampoo Fresh Coconut
  • Dove dry shampoo fresh and floral
  • Dove Dry Shampoo Ultra Clean
  • Dove dry shampoo invisible
  • Dove Dry Shampoo Detox and Purify
  • Dove Dry Shampoo Clarifying Activated Charcoal
  • Dove Dry Shampoo Go Active


  • Nexxus Dry Shampoo Refreshing Mist
  • Nexxus Inergy Foam Shampoo


  • Suave Dry Shampoo Hair Freshener
  • Suave Professionals dry shampoo refreshes and invigorates


  • TRESemmé Dry Shampoo Volumizing
  • TRESemmé dry shampoo fresh and clean
  • TRESemmé Pro Pure dry shampoo


  • Bed Head Oh Bee Hive Dry Shampoo
  • Bed Head Oh Bee Hive Volumizing Dry Shampoo
  • Bed Head Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo


  • Bed Head Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo

The recall is with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration. Unilever urged consumers to immediately stop using the affected aerosol dry shampoo products and visit the company’s website for eligible product refunds.

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