Procter & Gamble Benzene in Aerosol Products Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Procter & Gamble is settling a group of class actions consolidated into a multidistrict litigation about the marketing of certain of its aerosol products, including antiperspirant, deodorant, body spray, dry shampoo, and dry conditioner products, under the brands Secret, Old Spice, Pantene, Waterless, Aussie, Herbal Essences, and Hair Food. The complaint alleges that benzene was found in the products, and that it was not acknowledged in P&G’s marketing of the products.

Docket Number:


Company: Procter & Gamble

Filing Deadline: January 26, 2023

Class Period: November 4, 2015 to December 31, 2021

Objection Deadline: January 26, 2023

Exclusion Deadline: January 26, 2023

Final Approval Hearing: May 30, 2023

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to provide proof, but you may be able to make a larger claim if you do. Proof of purchase must consist of a valid, dated receipt or other document showing that you bought one or more of the products during the class period, and the price you paid for it. Photographs of products will not be considered valid proof of purchase.


You may be eligible if you live in the US and bought any of the P&G aerosol products between November 4, 2015 and December 31, 2021. The list of products on the claim form includes the following:
- Old Spice antiperspirant
- Old Spice “Below Deck” deodorant
- Secret antiperspirant
- Pantene dry shampoo
- Pantene dry conditioner
- Waterless dry shampoo
- Waterless dry conditioner:
- Aussie dry shampoo
- Aussie dry conditioner
- Herbal Essences dry shampoo
- Hair Food dry shampoo
- Old Spice dry shampoo
- Other P&G Aerosol Product that I allege contains benzene

Typical Settlement Amount:

$3.50 or voucher per unit
Monetary payment of up to $3.50 for each product purchased during the class period; or voucher worth $5-$10 for the same product.
Without proof of purchase: $3.50 per product, maximum $10.50, or up to three vouchers.
With proof of purchase: Up to $3.50 per product or voucher worth $5-$10 for the same product; no maximums.
The number of vouchers or monetary payments you can receive will be reduced by any vouchers previously received through P&G’s recall programs. If all claims received total more than $8 million, payments will be reduced on a pro-rata basis.

Total Settlement Amount: Up to $8,000,000 for claims, including voucher values

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Levi & Korsinsky LLP
Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, PLLC
Shub Law Firm LLC

Claim Form: Aerosol Spray Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In re Procter & Gamble Aerosol Products Marketing & Sales Practices Litigation

Settlement Website: Aerosol Spray Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Kroll Settlement Administration LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Procter & Gamble Aerosol
c/o Kroll Settlement Administration LLC
PO Box 5324
New York, NY 10150-5324

Tags: Contaminated with Harmful Substances, Contamination During Preparation or Use, Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Labels