TCP HOT Acquisition LLC dba HRB Brands Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Sure and Brut Aerosol Sprays Due to the Presence of Benzene - 3/8/22
Company Announcement Date:
February 16, 2022
FDA Publish Date:
February 16, 2022
Reason for Announcement:
Presence of benzene
TCP HOT Acquisition LLC dba HRB Brands
Aerosol deodorant and antiperspirant sprays
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 16, 2022 – Westport, Connecticut, TCP HOT Acquisition LLC dba HRB Brands is voluntarily recalling all lot numbers with expiration dates on or before August 2023 of the Sure and Brut Aerosol Sprays listed in the table below to the consumer level due to the presence of benzene. While benzene is not an ingredient in any of the recalled products, our review showed that unexpected levels of benzene came from the propellant that sprays the product out of the can. These products were owned and distributed by Helen of Troy Limited prior to June 7, 2021.
|Brand||Product Description||UPC||Expiration Date|
|Brut||Classic Antiperspirant Aerosol, 4oz||00827755070085||On or Before
|Brut||Classic Antiperspirant Aerosol, 6oz||00827755070108|
|Brut||Classic Deodorant Aerosol, 154g||00827755070177|
|Brut||Classic Deodorant Aerosol, 10oz||00827755070047|
|Sure||Regular Antiperspirant Aerosol, 6oz||00883484002025|
|Sure||Unscented Antiperspirant Aerosol, 6oz||00883484002278|
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. Benzene is prevalent in the environment. Humans around the world have daily exposures to it indoors and outdoors from multiple sources. To date, no reports of adverse events related to this recall have been reported. This voluntary recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution.
The voluntarily recalled products are packaged in aerosol cans and are used as deodorants to prevent or mask body odor or antiperspirants to reduce sweating. The products were distributed nationally in the United States, except for Brut Aerosol Deodorant, 154g, which was distributed in Canada. Consumers should stop using the recalled products if the expiration date is on or before August 2023 and dispose of them appropriately.
Retailers of these products are also being notified by recall letter and are arranging for return of all recalled products. Distributors and retailers that have recalled product should stop distribution of those products.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact TCP HOT Acquisition LLC by calling 1-866-615-0976 Monday to Friday from 8:30am–5pm (PT). Consumers may also access www.brutsurerecall2022.comExternal Link Disclaimer to request a product refund and for additional information. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using these recalled products.
* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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The national office strongly encourages all member product solicitors, operations managers, and others involved in food and grocery distribution to regularly consult resources provided by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fsis_Recalls/index.asp. Additionally, members can often receive information on national, state, and local recalls by contacting their local health departments.
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