Health Canada said it has received over 100 reports from consumers related to a dry shampoo recall made on 17 October, due to benzene contamination.
The brands recalled consisted of Dove, Bed Head TIGI and Tresemmé products, due to the "detection of benzene".
Between January 2020 and October 2022 Unilever sold 1,574,426 of the affected products in Canada. As of 7 October it had not received any reports of incidents or injuries.
But following the more recent public health notification, over 100 people have reported incidents related to the specific products in question, mainly in regard to irritations and allergic reactions, Health Canada told Vancouver Is Awesome. However, some consumers simply had questions about the recall, and reports are still incoming.
"Unilever brought to Health Canada’s attention this issue and the Department published the recall so that Canadians could take immediate action to protect themselves," it added.