Procter & Gamble Issues Recall on Dozens of Popular Hair Care Products Over Cancer Concern
At Roberts & Harris PC, our Raleigh personal injury lawyers are keenly aware of how popular products can cause significant health risks when users are unaware of potential cancer-causing agents associated with their use.
The latest round of potentially dangerous products are all made by Proctor & Gamble and include popular aerosol dry shampoo and conditioner spray products from Pantene, Aussie, Herbal Essences, and Waterless produced in the United States.
Additional recalls were issued for previously discontinued aerosol dry shampoo products from Old Spice and Hair Food, due to the presence of benzene detected in some products.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has a complete list of the recalled products, and our Wake County personal injury lawyers urge all North Carolina residents to stop using these products immediately and contact us to determine how we can hold the manufacturer liable for any injuries or illnesses they have caused.
Why is Benzene Hazardous to Your Health?
Exposure to benzene liquid or vapor can irritate the skin, eyes, and throat, and lead to redness and blisters on the skin.
Benzene is also a carcinogen, or cancer-causing agent, that can affect users via inhalation, oral consumption, and through the skin.
Common cancers associated with benzene exposure are leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow.
The Centers for Disease Control also warns of benzene causing blood disorders that can be life-threatening and fatal.
What Should I Do If I Am Using a Proctor & Gamble Product on the Recall List?
If you are using an aerosol dry shampoo and conditioner spray product that is on the FDA’s recall list, stop using the product right away and contact our skilled personal injury attorneys in Raleigh, NC at Roberts & Harris PC today at 919-249-5006 or online to learn more about your legal rights and options to hold the manufacturer liable for the harm the products have caused.
Our skilled litigators provide free consultations for all personal injury cases in North Carolina, and never charge any legal fees unless we deliver a positive outcome for your unique case.