Recall alert: Sure, Brut aerosol sprays recalled for benzene risk

WESTPORT, Conn. — In a statement posted on the FDA website, HRB Brands said it issued a voluntary recall of some Sure and Brut Aerosol Sprays. The affected products have an expiration date of “on or before August 2023.”

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The company said that benzene is not a listed as an ingredient of the recalled products, but a review showed “that unexpected levels of benzene came from the propellant that sprays the product out of the can.”

Benzene has been linked to some cancers, including leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow, as well as certain life-threatening blood disorders.

These products were owned and distributed by Helen of Troy Limited prior to June 7, 2021:

BrandProduct DescriptionUPCExpiration Date
BrutClassic Antiperspirant Aerosol, 4oz00827755070085On or Before
August 2023
BrutClassic Antiperspirant Aerosol, 6oz00827755070108On or Before
August 2023
BrutClassic Deodorant Aerosol, 154g00827755070177On or Before
August 2023
BrutClassic Deodorant Aerosol, 10oz00827755070047On or Before
August 2023
SureRegular Antiperspirant Aerosol, 6oz00883484002025On or Before
August 2023
SureUnscented Antiperspirant Aerosol, 6oz00883484002278On or Before
August 2023

HRB Brands has not received any reports to date of adverse events linked to the recall.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact TCP HOT Acquisition LLC at 1-866-615-097 or via its website