Recall alert: Odor-Eaters recalls select sprays due to presence of carcinogen

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Odor-Eaters on Wednesday recalled select lots of two aerosol spray products after internal testing detected low levels of a known carcinogen.

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Per the voluntary recall notice, 41 lots of Odor-Eaters’ Spray Powder and Stink Stoppers sprays were found to contain benzene, which can result in cancers - including leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow, as well as certain life-threatening blood disorders - if inhaled, consumed orally or absorbed through the skin.

Odor-Eaters, owned by Oak Brook, Illinois-based Blistex Inc., has not received any reports to date of adverse events linked to the recall. The products were distributed nationwide through various retailers.

The recall notice includes UPC codes, lot numbers and expiration dates for all 41 affected lots.

Consumers, distributors and retailers should stop using or selling the affected products immediately and dispose of them appropriately, the company stated.