Unilever, Bayer Hit With Suits Over Benzene in Spray Products

Nov. 19, 2021, 8:18 PM

Suits over consumer goods allegedly tainted with undisclosed benzene continue to mount, with Unilever U.S. Inc. and Bayer LLC now facing litigation over spray deodorant and anti-fungal products.

The litigation follows a citizen petition by independent testing lab Valisure, which asked the Food and Drug Administration on Nov. 3 to recall numerous spray antiperspirant and deodorant products found to contain elevated levels of benzene, a known human carcinogen.

Valisure found average concentrations of benzene above the FDA’s concentration limit of 2 ppm in 16 spray deodorants, including a Unilever Suave product, according to a proposed class suit in the U.S. ...

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