‘Potential presence of benzene’: Deodorant product recalled from Mississauga and Brampton stores
Published February 27, 2022 at 4:13 pm
Multiple products have been recalled from stores in Ontario this week (Feb. 21 to 27) due to potential health and safety risks, including stores in Mississauga and Brampton.
Residents are advised to check if they have these products at home and avoid using or consuming them out of caution.
The following products are affected:
Risk: Potential presence of benzene. Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen. Exposure to benzene can occur by inhalation, orally, and through the skin and it can result in cancers including leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow and blood disorders which can be life-threatening.
What you should do: Consumers should immediately stop using the affected recalled product and discard appropriately.
Risk: The products may contain milk which is not listed on the label.
What you should do: Residents with a dairy allergy or lactose intolerance should check if the product can be returned to the store it was purchased from.
Risk: The string can break, releasing the wooden beads which pose a potential choking hazard. As of November 17, 2021 the company has received one report of an incident and no reports of injuries in Canada.
What you should do: Consumers should immediately stop using the teether. To obtain a refund or credit, consumers are advised to cut the string of the teether and take a photograph of it before discarding it in the trash, then submit the online form together with the photograph.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising advertising