Procter & Gamble (P&G) agreed to pay $8 million as part of a settlement to resolve claims its aerosolized products contain benzene, a known carcinogen. Consumers do not need to provide proof of purchase in order to benefit.
According to a class action lawsuit against P&G, aerosol products sold by the company’s brands were contaminated with benzene. Benzene is formed both naturally in volcanoes and forest fires and through synthetic products such as the production of crude oil and gasoline, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although the chemical is used to make plastics and other synthetics, benzene is a carcinogen associated with leukemia.
Procter & Gamble Benzene Aerosol Products Class Action Lawsuit
- Who’s Eligible:
- Consumers who purchased Secret, Old Spice, Pantene, Waterl<ss, Aussie, Herbal Essences or Hair Food aerosol antiperspirant, deodorant, body spray, dry shampoo or dry conditioner products between Nov. 4, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2021
- Estimated Amount: Varies
- Proof of Purchase: No
- Class members can claim up to three eligible products without proof of purchase for a maximum payment of $10.50 or applicable vouchers.
- With proof of purchase, class members can receive compensation for each eligible product they purchased.
- A dated receipt or other document evidencing the class member’s actual purchase of one or more of the P&G aerosol products between Nov. 4, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2021.
- Claim Form Deadline: 01/26/2023
- Case Name & Number:
- In re: Procter & Gamble Aerosol Products Marketing & Sales Practices Litigation, Case No. 2:22-MD-03025, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- How to file a claim:
- Head over to the Claim Form.
- Read over the claim form to see if you are eligible.
- Complete the claim form with your info.
- Submit your claim form to receive your potential award!
(Click here to file a claim)