Bloomberg Law
Nov. 5, 2021, 2:25 PM

Procter & Gamble Sued Over Possible Benzene in Antiperspirants

Julie Steinberg
Julie Steinberg

A customer hit Procter & Gamble Co. with a proposed class action in federal court in Florida, alleging the consumer product company failed to disclose that Old Spice and Secret aerosol antiperspirants could contain benzene, a human carcinogen.

Tova Bryski alleges that she bought Secret antiperspirant products “on dozens of occasions” over the last several years but wouldn’t have done so had she known about possible benzene adulteration.

The Thursday filing in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida follows a citizen petition by independent testing lab Valisure, asking the Food and Drug Administration to recall numerous ...

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