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Public Alert No. 045/2021- Alert on the Voluntary Recall of Specific Lots of Odor- Eaters® Spray Powder and Odor-Eaters® Stink Stoppers® Spray Due to Benzene Contamination

December 6, 2021,

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has been informed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that Odor-Eaters®, owned by Blistex Inc., is voluntarily recalling a total of forty-one lots of two Odor-Eaters® spray products due to the presence of benzene. Internal testing identified low levels of benzene contamination in specific lots of these aerosol products.

Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen. Exposure to benzene can occur by inhalation, orally, and through the skin and it can result in cancers including leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow and blood disorders which can be life-threatening. To date, Odor-Eaters® has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

The affected Odor-Eaters® spray products are used as antifungal and foot odor-reducing agents and are packaged in aerosol cans.

Product Details: The details of the affected products are as follows;

Product Name: Odor-Eaters®

Product Manufacturer: Blistex Inc.

Affected Lots:

UPC Product Description Lot Expiration Date
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D19K22 10/21
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D19K23 10/21
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D19M24 12/21
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D19M25 12/21
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D19M26 12/21
041388004112
041388004112
ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (5.3 OZ) D19M27 D19M27 12/21
12/21
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (5.3 OZ) D19M28 12/21
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (5.3 OZ) D19M29 12/21
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (5.3 OZ) D19M30 12/21
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D20C01 03/22
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D20C02 03/22
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D20C03 03/22
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D20C04 03/22
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (5.3 OZ) D20E05 05/22
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (5.3 OZ) D20E06 05/22
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (5.3 OZ) D20E07 05/22
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D20F08 06/22
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D20F09 06/22
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D20H10 08/22
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D20H11 08/22
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D20K13 10/22
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D20K14 10/22
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (5.3 OZ) D20M15 12/22
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (5.3 OZ) D20M16 12/22
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D21B01 02/23
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (5.3 OZ) D21B02 02/23
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D21D03 04/23
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D21E04 05/23
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D21F04 05/23
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D21F05 06/23
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D21G01 07/23
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D21G02 07/23
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D21H03 08/23
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D21H04 08/23
041388004112 ODOR-EATERS SPRAY POWDER (4 OZ) D21H05 08/23
041388006499 ODOR-EATERS STINK STOPPERS SPRAY (4 OZ) 041901 No expiry
041388006499 ODOR-EATERS STINK STOPPERS SPRAY (4 OZ) 041902 No expiry
041388006499 ODOR-EATERS STINK STOPPERS SPRAY (4 OZ) 041903 No expiry
041388006499 ODOR-EATERS STINK STOPPERS SPRAY (4 OZ) 041904 No expiry
041388006499 ODOR-EATERS STINK STOPPERS SPRAY (4 OZ) 041905 No expiry
041388006499 ODOR-EATERS STINK STOPPERS SPRAY (4 OZ) 051901 No expiry

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NAFDAC implores importers, distributors, retailers and consumers to exercise caution and stop the importation, distribution, sale and use of the affected lots of Odor-Eaters® spray products.

Members of the public if in possession of the recalled lots of the product are implored to discontinue sale or use and handover stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.

NAFDAC encourages healthcare professionals, consumers and patients to report adverse events related to the use of this product to the nearest NAFDAC office, NAFDAC PRASCOR (20543 TOLLS FREE from all networks) or via pharmacovigilance@nafdac.gov.ng, via the NAFDAC ADR e-Reporting platform available at www.nafdac.gov.ng, or via the Med- safety application available for download on android and IOS stores.

NAFDAC……..Customer-focused, Agency-minded!!!

Signed Management

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