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Brut and Sure aerosol spray deodorant added to benzene recall list

Benzene contamination in aerosol deodorants has led to 3 stories written by us in the last 3 months alone. Today’s post is yet another expansion of aerosol deodorants/antiperspirants. Another half dozen aerosol sprays have been added, 4 being sold as Brut and 2 being sold as Sure. These sprays all have expiration dates on or before August 2023. 


Recalled Products:

Brut Classic Antiperspirant Aerosol, 4oz

UPC #00827755070085

Brut Classic Antiperspirant Aerosol, 6oz

UPC #00827755070108

Brut Classic Antiperspirant Aerosol, 154g (Canada only)

UPC #00827755070177

Brut Classic Antiperspirant Aerosol, 10oz

UPC #00827755070047

Sure Regular Antiperspirant Aerosol, 6oz

UPC #00883484002025

Sure Unscented Antiperspirant Aerosol, 6oz

UPC #00883484002278


What’s interesting with this recall is that the aerosol sprays aren’t actually supposed to contain any level of benzene. The release on the FDA’s website reads in part that, “unexpected levels of benzene came from the propellant that sprays the product out of the can.” 

Benzene is a known human carcinogen. Exposure to benzene can occur orally, through the skin, and by inhalation. Inhalation and exposure through the skin are of course the most concerning for individuals utilizing the recalled products. Benzene has been linked to life-threatening cancers like leukemia, blood cancers, and blood disorders.

Retailers have been notified of the recall, and asked to remove the aerosol sprays from their shelves. Consumers that purchased these recalled products with an expiration date on or before August 2023 should discard them or return them to their retailer for a refund. At this time, no illnesses related to this recall have been reported.

To read the full release on the FDA’s website, follow this link: