PANTENE AEROSOL DRY CONDITIONER SPRAY AND AEROSOL DRY SHAMPOO SPRAY VOLUNTARY RECALL STATEMENT
You may have noticed Pantene aerosol dry conditioner spray products and aerosol dry shampoo spray products are not available where you shop. We have made the decision to voluntarily recall aerosol dry conditioner spray products and aerosol dry shampoo spray products produced during an isolated timeframe.
Which Products Were Recalled?
Below are images of the current product in market, followed by the list of products with names, UPC codes, and the specific production code ranges. Please refer to the UPC and production code range if your product looks different. The aerosol dry shampoo products being recalled were produced between January 2019 and June 2021. To determine if your product is impacted, please refer to the production code ranges listed below.
|Production Code Ranges (to determine if product is in scope of recall)||Description||UPC|
|in the range of 9009-9058||Pantene Dry Shampoo No Water Refresh, 4.9oz.||80878177042|
|in the range of 9025-9260||Pantene Dry Shampoo Sheer Volume, 4.9oz.||80878185276|
|in the range of 0006-0364 or 1074-1133 or 9157-9329||Pantene Never Tell Dry Shampoo, 4.2oz.||80878188727|
|in the range of 0183-0365 or 1042-1046||Pantene Smooth Talker Dry Conditioning Oil, 3.9oz.||80878192397|
|in the range of 0048-0336 or 1008-1218 or 9247-9349||Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioning Mist, 3.9oz.||80878190898|
|in the range of 9108-9303||Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioning Mist, 3.9oz.||80878188758|
|in the range of 0107-0262 or 9112-9288||Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioning Mist, 1.0oz.||80878188765|
|0307 or in the range of 9263-9266||Pantene Gold Series Instant Nourishing Spray, 4.9oz.||80878188987|
|0038||Pantene Sultry Bronde All in One Luxury Mist, 4.9oz.||80878188710|
Production codes can be found on the bottom of the can, see below image as an example for reference.
Why were the Products Recalled?
We decided to voluntarily recall these products to the consumer level due to unexpected levels of benzene detected in products. Daily exposure to the level of benzene detected would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences and we are conducting this recall out of an abundance of caution.
What should I do if I have impacted product?
What is Benzene?
Benzene is a chemical compound released to the environment by both natural and industrial sources. It is classified as a human carcinogen, a substance that could potentially cause cancer depending on the level and extent of exposure. Benzene is ubiquitous in the environment. Humans around the world have daily exposures to it indoors and outdoors from multiple sources. Benzene can be absorbed, to varying degrees, by inhalation, through the skin, and orally. Based on exposure modeling and the cancer risk assessments published under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (IRIS database), daily exposure to benzene in the recalled products at the levels detected in our testing would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences. That said, out of an abundance of caution, we are voluntarily recalling these aerosol dry conditioner spray products and aerosol dry shampoo spray products. Nothing is more important to us than the safety of the consumers who use our products and the quality of the products we ship.
Consumers should stop using these aerosol products and appropriately discard them. Please follow your local disposal procedure for aerosol products. Information can be found through your local waste management services.
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
DOES THIS RECALL IMPACT PANTENE MOUSSES, HAIRSPRAYS, LIQUID SHAMPOOS, LIQUID CONDITIONERS, STYLING PRODUCTS OR TREATMENTS?
No. All other Pantene products are not impacted by the scope of this recall and may continue to be used as intended.
IF MY AEROSOL DRY SHAMPOO SPRAY OR AEROSOL DRY CONDITIONER SPRAY PRODUCTION CODE IS NOT LISTED IN THE SCOPE, IS IT SAFE FOR ME TO USE?
Yes. Those aerosol dry shampoo spray and aerosol dry conditioner spray products with production codes outside of the range listed were produced during a different timeframe and may continue to be used.
SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?
We initiated this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution. Daily exposure to benzene in these aerosol dry conditioner spray products and aerosol dry shampoo spray products at the levels detected in our testing would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences.