Source: RLS Media
The Whippany New Jersey company Bayer voluntarily recalls all unexpired Lotrimin® AF and Tinactin® spray products with lot numbers beginning with TN, CV, or NAA, distributed between September 2018 to September 2021, due to the level due to the presence of benzene in some samples of the products.
Company officials said benzene is not an ingredient in any of Bayer Consumer Health products.
The affected Lotrimin® and Tinactin® spray products are over-the-counter antifungal products, sold individually or in combo packsin aerosol spray cans. Bayer officials said the recalled products were distributed in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico through various retail channels. The affected products are:
· Lotrimin® Anti-Fungal (AF) Athlete’s Foot Powder Spray
· Lotrimin® Anti-Fungal Jock Itch (AFJI) Athlete’s Foot Powder Spray
· Lotrimin® Anti-Fungal (AF) Athlete’s Foot Deodorant Powder Spray
· Lotrimin® AF Athlete’s Foot Liquid Spray
· Lotrimin® AF Athlete’s Foot Daily Prevention Deodorant Powder Spray
· Tinactin® Jock Itch (JI) Powder Spray
· Tinactin® Athlete’s Foot Deodorant Powder Spray
· Tinactin® Athlete’s Foot Powder Spray
· Tinactin® Athlete’s Foot Liquid Spray
Benzene is found in the environment from natural sources and human activity. Humans around the world are exposed to it from inhalation, through the skin, and orally. Depending on duration and level of exposure, it can result in cancers including leukemia, blood cancer of the bone marrow, and blood disorders that can be life-threatening.
To date, Bayer has no known reports of adverse events related to this recall. “It is important to note that Bayer’s decision to recall these products voluntarily is a precautionary measure and that the levels detected are not expected to cause adverse health consequences in consumers,” the company said in the statement.
The recall does not apply to Lotrimin® or Tinactin® creams or any other Bayer products.