Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Products Lawsuit

Benzoyl peroxide acne products may contain large quantities of the chemical benzene, which is known to cause cancer. If you or a loved one was injured after using these products, you may be able to file a benzoyl peroxide lawsuit for compensation.

At Sokolove Law, we’ve secured more than $9.3 Billion for those injured through no fault of their own. Call (800) 995-1212 now for a free case review.

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Carcinogen Benzene Found in Popular Acne Products

Valisure, an independent testing laboratory, has identified high levels of benzene in acne skin care products that contain benzoyl peroxide. In fact, some popular acne products contain more than 9 times the safe amount of benzene.

Benzene is classified as a known human carcinogen or cancer-causing substance by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This chemical is naturally found in gasoline and tobacco smoke.

One benzoyl peroxide cream sold by Target was found to contain nearly 800 times the acceptable limit of benzene during some tests.

When these acne products are exposed to heat, the benzoyl peroxide molecules in them can break down into benzene. Unfortunately, the risks don’t stop there.

Even unopened benzoyl peroxide products can release benzene into the air if stored at a high temperature, putting those nearby at risk of breathing in this dangerous chemical.

At Sokolove Law, we’ve been holding negligent manufacturers accountable and fighting on behalf of consumers for over 45 years.

Let us put our experience to work for you. Get a free case review now to see if we can seek justice on your behalf.

Benzene Acne Products List

Valisure tested 66 benzoyl peroxide acne creams, gels, lotions, and other products for the presence of benzene. Many were found to have unsafe amounts of the carcinogen.

Benzoyl peroxide products by the following brands may contain high levels of benzene:

  • CeraVe®
  • Clearasil®
  • Clinique® by Estee Lauder
  • Equate by Walmart
  • Harris
  • La Roche-Posay®
  • PanOxyl®
  • Proactiv®
  • Sandra Lee MD (SLMD®)
  • Target Up & Up™
  • Walgreens

While there hasn’t been a recall of benzoyl peroxide products yet, Valisure has petitioned the FDA to immediately halt the sale of these products and further investigate the presence of benzene in acne treatments.

If you or a loved one developed cancer after using products that contain benzoyl peroxide, we may be able to help you secure financial compensation by filing a lawsuit on your behalf.

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Who Can File an Acne Benzoyl Peroxide Lawsuit?

You may be eligible to file a benzoyl peroxide cancer lawsuit if you or a loved one:

  • Used an acne treatment product containing benzoyl peroxide
  • Developed cancer or another injury as a result

Due to the popularity of benzoyl peroxide products, millions may be at risk of developing cancer as a result of their acne treatments.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if you may be able to file a benzoyl peroxide cancer lawsuit for compensation. It costs nothing to speak with us.

How to File a Benzene Acne Lawsuit

At Sokolove Law, our attorneys strive to make filing a benzene acne product lawsuit as easy as possible. We can handle every step of the legal process on your behalf, so you can focus on your health and family.

In general, the steps to file a benzene acne lawsuit include:

  • Contacting Sokolove Law: We offer free case reviews to determine if you qualify to take legal action against the manufacturer of the benzoyl peroxide product that made you sick.
  • Gathering Evidence: Your legal team will collect medical records and other information to prove your illness was caused by benzene in your acne treatments.
  • Filing Your Benzoyl Peroxide Claim: We’ll file your benzene acne product lawsuit before the statute of limitations or legal deadline passes.
  • Pursuing a Benzene Acne Product Lawsuit Settlement: Our lawyers will work to negotiate a settlement with the defendant, which may allow you to receive compensation without going to court.

If a settlement isn’t reached, our benzene acne attorneys can present your case in court and fight for compensation from a trial verdict.

We have the resources and experience necessary to stand up to the large companies responsible for your illness. Let us file your benzoyl peroxide lawsuit and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Get Help from Our Benzoyl Peroxide Lawyers in All 50 States

At Sokolove Law, our benzoyl peroxide lawyers can help patients across the country pursue justice for cancer caused by acne treatments.

We’ve filed legal claims for thousands of families harmed by dangerous products, securing compensation for medical bills, daily living expenses, and more on their behalf.

Our firm has recovered over $9.3 Billion total for our clients.

There are no upfront costs or hourly fees to work with our attorneys. We only get paid if your case results in compensation.

Call (800) 995-1212 now or fill out our contact form to get started with a free, no-obligation case review.

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Benzene Acne Product Recall Lawsuit FAQs

Is benzene in acne products?

Yes, potentially. Acne products with the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide may contain unsafe levels of benzene.

If you experienced serious injuries from acne products containing benzene, get a free case review now to see if we can help you hold the companies responsible for your suffering accountable.

What beauty products contain benzene?

Beauty products containing benzene may include benzoyl peroxide (BPO) acne treatments, like:

  • Clearasil 10% BPO cream
  • Estee Lauder's Clinique 2.5% BPO cream
  • Harris 10% BPO cream
  • La Roche-Posay 5.5% BPO cream
  • PanOxyl 4-10% BPO cream
  • Proactiv 2.5-5% BPO cream
  • Sandra Lee MD 2.5% BPO lotion
  • Target’s Up & Up 10% BPO gel
  • Target’s Up & Up 2.5% BPO lotion and cream
  • Walgreens 10% BPO bar and cream
  • Walmart’s Equate 10% BPO cream

If you or a loved one developed cancer or another injury after using these products, you may be eligible for compensation from a benzene acne lawsuit.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if you may qualify.

Does benzoyl peroxide cause cancer?

Possibly. Benzoyl peroxide can break down into a chemical called benzene, which is known to cause cancer.

Many popular benzoyl peroxide acne treatment products have been found to contain alarming levels of benzene, surpassing what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has deemed safe.

Does benzoyl peroxide contain benzene?

Yes. While benzoyl peroxide products can safely contain two parts per million of benzene, many products have significantly elevated levels of this cancer-causing chemical.

Is there a benzoyl peroxide recall?

Not yet. However, an independent testing agency has requested that the FDA recall benzoyl peroxide acne treatments.

A benzoyl peroxide recall would provide regulators with time to investigate the presence of benzene in benzoyl peroxide products and determine the safest course of action for the public.

How much does a benzene acne product lawyer cost?

At Sokolove Law, there are no upfront costs or hourly fees to get help from our benzene cancer lawyers.

We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we only get paid if we successfully secure compensation for you.

Does Clearasil have benzene?

Yes. During testing, Clearasil’s 10% benzoyl peroxide cream was found to contain benzene.

The level of benzene in this product surpassed 300 parts per million, which is 150 times above the limit deemed safe by the FDA.

Does Proactiv contain benzene?

Yes. Proactiv products that contain benzene include:

  • 2.5% benzoyl peroxide cream
  • 5% benzoyl peroxide cream

After testing 66 benzoyl peroxide acne products, a laboratory found that Proactiv had the highest levels of benzene.  

Contact us now to see if you can take legal action against Proactiv for a benzene-related injury.

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