My Imports USA benzene deodorants

After the independent pharmacy Valisure published the results of its research regarding the benzene contents of deodorants and antiperspirants sold in the US, the public became aware of the widespread contamination issue. Over half of the 108 batches of tested products from 30 different brands showed signs of benzene contamination - among them, Tag branded deodorants owned by My Imports USA registered some of the highest concentrations. Benzene is categorized as a group I carcinogen and class 1 solvent, representing a severe health hazard with no safe exposure level. Despite the FDA's tolerance of minimal amounts in a narrow range of drugs at only 2 parts per million, benzene isn't allowed in self-care products such as deodorants or antiperspirants.

Claim Application

Benzene testing results

Valisure's research found that 3 My Imports USA deodorant and antiperspirant products under the Tag brand had elevated benzene contents, with one batch exceeding FDA limits by a factor of 7.

  • Tag Midnight, Fine Fragrance, Body Spray, Long Lasting Scent - 14.1ppm
  • Tag Sport, Fearless, Fine Fragrance Body Spray, Long Lasting Scent - 2.53ppm
  • Tag Sport, Dominate, Fine Fragrance Body Spray, Long Lasting Scent - 2.30ppm

Even though contamination has been confirmed, it should be noted that deodorant manufacturers don't use benzene as an ingredient in their products' formulation. Aerosol spray propellants used to dispense the product, such as alcohol, butane, isobutane, propane, and hydrofluorocarbon 152a, are most likely the source of contamination. 

My Imports USA doesn't recall benzene deodorants

When Valisure's findings became public knowledge, outraged consumers began filing class action lawsuits against the liable manufacturers. As a result, HRB Brands, Unilever, and Procter & Gamble issued voluntary recalls of their benzene-contaminated products.

However, not all of the manufacturers whose contaminated products were named in the report followed suit. My Imports USA didn't recall its Tag branded deodorants despite showing elevated levels of benzene.

My Imports USA's liability

While contamination was most likely unintentional, exposure to benzene represents a serious health hazard for unsuspecting consumers, and product safety is ultimately the manufacturer's responsibility. By not recalling or addressing the issues reported about its products' contents, My Imports USA may face several product liability, strict liability, and negligence claims, such as:

  • defective design
  • manufacturing defect
  • failure to warn
  • improper warning labels
  • consumer fraud
  • deceptive trade practices
  • negligence per se
  • gross negligence
  • fraudulent concealment
  • fraudulent misrepresentation
  • negligent misrepresentation
  • breach of implied warranties

Our experts can establish your benzene deodorant claim's eligibility

With more than three decades of experience handling toxic exposure and product liability cases, Environmental Litigation Group's team of skilled attorneys is adequately prepared to help determine your benzene deodorant claim's eligibility and pursue compensation. If you consider that your regular application of benzene deodorants is likely at fault for your acute myeloid leukemia (AML), acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), or chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) diagnosis, we encourage you to reach out to us.

To determine your claim's validity, we will require you to provide us with the details surrounding your use of contaminated deodorants and medical records confirming your diagnosis. We will subsequently handle the time-consuming legal aspects on your behalf, allowing you more time to focus on matters of more significant importance.