Due to potentially elevated levels of benzene, Unilever USA has issued a voluntary product recall to consumers for select lots of dry cleaning shampoo aerosol products manufactured from Dove, Nexxus, Suave, TIGI (Rockaholic and Bed Head) and TRESemmé through October 2021.

Unilever recently announced a voluntary recall of 19 popular dry cleaning aerosol products sold in the U.S. due to concerns about benzene, a chemical known to cause cancer.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, exposure to benzene, which is classified as a human carcinogen.

It can occur by inhalation, ingestion or through skin contact and can cause cancer, including leukemia and blood cancers.

Unilever said it withdrew the products "out of an abundance of caution" and that the company has not received any reports of adverse events related to the recall to date.

The recalled products were manufactured before October 2021 and retailers have been notified to remove the affected products from their shelves.

A full list of affected products and consumer codes can be found here.

The company said in a press release that the recall does not affect Unilever or other products under its brand.

The list of affected products includes


Dove Dry Shampoo Volume and Dullness

Dove Dry Shampoo Fresh Coconut

Dove Dry Shampoo Fresh and Floral

Dove Dry Shampoo Ultra Clean

Dove Dry Shampoo Invisible

Dove Dry Shampoo Detox and Purify

Dove Dry Shampoo Clarifying Charcoal

Dove Dry Shampoo Go Active


Nexxus Dry Shampoo Refreshing Mist

Nexxus Inergy Foam Shampoo


Suave Dry Shampoo Hair Refresher

Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo Refresh and Revive


TRESemmé Dry Shampoo Volumizing

TRESemmé Dry Shampoo Fresh and Clean

TRESemmé Pro Pure Dry Shampoo

Bed Head

Bed Head Oh Bee Hive Dry Shampoo

Bed Head Oh Bee Hive Volumizing Dry Shampoo

Bed Head Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo


Bed Head Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo

The recall was made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Unilever urges consumers to immediately stop using the affected aerosol dry cleaning products and to visit the company's website for eligible product reimbursement.