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Which deodorants and antiperspirants are contaminated with benzene and which are not?

Benzene, a carcinogen, has been detected in over 40 spray deodorants, antiperspirants, and body sprays. Tests were conducted on brands including Axe, Bath & Body Works, Brut, Degree, Dove, Gold Bond, Right Guard, Secret, Speed Stick, Suave, Old Spice, Victoria's Secret and others. Find out which products contained benzene, and how much they contained.

Benzene in Spray Deodorant

Recalls & Warnings

1/19/2023

Male Sexual Enhancement Supplement Adam’s Secret Found to Contain Prescription Medication

On January 10, 2023, the FDA issued a warning letter to HIS Enterprise Inc dba Adam’s Secret USA, LLC after laboratory analysis found Adam’s Secret Extra Strength 3000 Platinum, Adam’s Secret Extra Strength Blue, Adam’s Secret Extra Strength Purple, Adam's Secret ...

Product Review

Seaweed Snacks and Foods Review

Tests Reveal Seaweed Snack Risks

Recalls & Warnings

2/17/2021

Adam’s Secret Male Enhancement Products Recalled Due to Undeclared Drugs

On February 15, 2021, adamssecret.co issued a recall of all lots of Adam's Secret Extra Strength 1500 and Adam's Secret Extra Strength 3000 male enhancement capsules because FDA analysis found them to contain sildenafil and/or tadalafil.

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Do any supplements help with COVID-19? Do supplements like vitamin D, zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work?

Find out if natural remedies & supplements for coronavirus such as zinc, vitamin C, garlic, or elderberry help to prevent or treat COVID-19.

Supplements for Coronavirus (COVID-19)? -- mask and pills

Recalls & Warnings

7/13/2022

FDA Warns Sellers of Tainted Honey-Based Sexual Enhancement Products

On July 12, 2022, the FDA issued warning letters to four companies selling honey-based products promoted for sexual enhancement after tests conducted by the FDA found the products to contain the prescription drugs Tadalafil and Sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

10/24/2022

Dove, Suave, Tresemme & Other Dry Shampoos Recalled Due to Benzene

On October 18, 2022, Unilever issued a recall of 19 dry shampoo products including Dove, Suave, and Tresemme after an internal investigation found the products to contain benzene. According to Unilever, the propellants of these products were the source.

News Release

11/16/2009

ConsumerLab.com finds many probiotics don't deliver listed ingredients

White Plains, New York November 16, 2009 — Many probiotic supplements do not contain the number of viable organisms listed on their labels according to a new report from ConsumerLab.com.

Recalls & Warnings

4/05/2022

Sexual Enhancement Capsules for Men Recalled

On April 1, 2022, F&S Medical Supply, dba Pink Toyz, recalled one lot of Pink Pussycat 3000 mg capsules to the consumer level because FDA analysis found them to contain sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

2/13/2013

FDA Warns Maker of Weight Loss and Whey Protein Supplements For Manufacturing Violations and Misbranding

January 25, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to dietary supplement manufacturer SciLabs Nutraceuticals, following a facility inspection which found the company's dietary supplements and supplement ingredients, including N-Large 2, Flo-Gard AB, Nitrogen Glutamine capsules, Nutritech nutritional ...

Recalls & Warnings

7/20/2021

Alpha Male Plus Recalled

On July 16, 2021, Alpha Male Plus issued a recall of Alpha Male Plus Male Enhancer fruit chews because FDA analysis found them to be contaminated with tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

4/17/2021

NS NY Distributor Inc Male Enhancement Products Recalled Due to Undeclared Drugs

On April 8, 2021, NS NY Distributor Inc issued a recall of all lots of Premium Orgazen 7000 and Ginseng Power 5000 male enhancement capsules because FDA analysis found them to contain sildenafil and/or tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

4/10/2021

Three More Male Enhancement Products Recalled Due to Undeclared Drugs

Between March 30 and April 5, 2021, three companies issued recalls of their male enhancement capsules because FDA analysis found them to contain sildenafil and/or tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

4/02/2021

Three Male Enhancement Products Recalled Due to Undeclared Drugs

Between March 24 and 26, 2021, three companies issued recalls of their male enhancement capsules because FDA analysis found them to contain sildenafil and tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

12/01/2018

Sexual Enhancement Supplements Contain Prescription Drugs

The FDA recently warned consumers that the following sexual enhancement supplements were found to contain undeclared sildenafil and/or tadalafil. Use the links below to read the complete warning letter for each:

  • Willy Go Wild

Recalls & Warnings

12/20/2021

Pantene, Herbal Essences, & Other Brands of Dry Shampoo and Conditioner Recalled Due to Benzene

On December 17, 2021, Procter & Gamble issued a recall of 26 aerosol spray dry shampoos and conditioners from six brands, including Aussie, Herbal Essences, Hair Food, Old Spice, Pantene, and Waterless Hair Care, because some of the products were found to contain benzene.

Recalls & Warnings

10/29/2019

Publisher Sued for Promoting "Phony Diabetes Cure"

On October 24, 2019 the FTC filed a lawsuit against the publisher of books, newsletters, and other publications aimed at seniors that falsely promise to cure type 2 diabetes.

News Release

8/04/2009

Most vitamin E supplements pass testing, but what seems natural may be synthetic according to ConsumerLab.com -- New review of vitamin E supplements, oils, and creams released today

White Plains, New York — November 16, 2009 — Many probiotic supplements do not contain the number of viable organisms listed on their labels according to a new report from ConsumerLab.com.

News Release

12/12/2006

Probiotic supplements grow in popularity but viable bacteria missing in many — ConsumerLab.com cautions consumers to select probiotics carefully and store them properly

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — DECEMBER 12, 2006 — Sales of supplements containing beneficial organisms (probiotics) have grown rapidly, but a new test report from ConsumerLab.com shows that 44% contained fewer viable organisms than claimed or generally known to be effective.

Recalls & Warnings

4/17/2018

Seller of Osha and Cayenne Supplements & More Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On March 21, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Secret Garden of Health & Healing, LLC, following a facility inspection which found a number of the company's products, including Osha Root and Cayenne, to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that ...

Recalls & Warnings

12/05/2015

FDA Warns Companies Selling Products Containing Picamilon

On November 30, 2015, the FDA issued warning letters to five supplement companies selling products containing picamilon, which is not a lawful dietary supplement ingredient in the U.S.

Recalls & Warnings

3/13/2020

FDA Finds Problems at 52% of Supplement Manufacturing Sites in U.S. and 42% Abroad

ConsumerLab.com has obtained results of the FDA's inspections in Fiscal Year 2019 (October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019) of 598 dietary supplement manufacturing facilities in the U.S.

Recalls & Warnings

10/24/2015

Eight Enhancement Supplements Found to Contain Undeclared Drugs

On October 23, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following three sexual enhancement supplements because they were found to contain an undeclared sildenafil or similar drugs (some were identified during an examination of international mail shipments): 

Recalls & Warnings

12/02/2005

Steroids Detected In Supplement

On November 30, 2005, The Washington Post reported that a dietary supplement marketed to fitness and health enthusiasts on the Internet and in body-building shops contains anabolic steroids, according to a prominent researcher.

Recalls & Warnings

12/06/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Claims Challenged

On November 27, 2013, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended HealthyLife Sciences, LLC, modify or discontinue the use of certain claims made about the company's weight loss supplement Healthe Trim.

Recalls & Warnings

1/24/2003

FTC Challenges Weight-loss Claims for Slim Down Solution

The Federal Trade Commission today charged Slim Down Solution, LLC, Maderia Management, Inc., and several related companies and individuals with using false and unsubstantiated claims in the marketing and advertising of "Slim Down Solution" - a purported weight-loss product.