Odor-Eaters®, owned by Blistex, is voluntarily recalling a total of 41 lots of two Odor-Eaters® spray products due to the presence of benzene.
Internal testing identified low levels of benzene contamination in specific lots of these aerosol products. Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen. Exposure to benzene can occur by inhalation, orally, and through the skin and can result in some cancers. To date, Odor-Eaters has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.
The affected spray products are used as antifungal and foot odour-reducing agents and are packaged in aerosol cans. In total, 41 lots of two Odor-Eaters spray products (Odor-Eaters Spray Powder and Odor-Eaters Stink Stoppers Spray) are impacted by the recall.
The products were distributed across the US through various retailers. Odor-Eaters is notifying its retailers and distributors by letter and is arranging for returns of all voluntarily recalled lots of spray products.
Consumers, distributors and retailers that have products that are being recalled should stop using or selling these specific Odor-Eaters spray products and dispose of them appropriately.