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Odor-Eaters sprays recalled due to benzene contamination

Nearly 50 Odor-Eaters sprays have been recalled by parent company Bliztex Inc., due to a benzene contamination. Odor-Eaters Spray Powder and Odor-Eaters Stink Stoppers were both recalled. All told, 41 lots were recalled after tests revealed “low levels of benzene contamination”.

Sold as antifungals and odor-reducers, the sprays came packaged in aerosol cans. The recalled sprays were shipped to retailers nationwide. Distributors and retailers have been asked to stop selling the products, and consumers are urged to return them for a refund or discard them.

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.

For the complete list of recalled Odor-Eaters sprays, follow this link: