Premier Antiperspirant and Deodorant Case Settles for $55,000

This page last reviewed January 31, 2011

On December 14, 2010, a case was settled with Premier Brands for selling non-compliant Blade Deodorant Body Spray in various fragrances into California that exceeded the zero percent by weight high volatility organic compound (HVOC) limits in the Antiperspirants and Deodorants regulation (title17, California Code of Regulations (CCR), section 94502(a)).  The label used on the container represented that the product was suitable for use on the underarms.  The Antiperspirants and Deodorants regulation was modified in 2004 to clarify that all deodorant products used on the underarm could not contain HVOCs, which are hydrocarbon propellants.  The product was sold between 2007 and 2010 and resulted in significant excess HVOC emissions.  Premier Brands agreed to pay a settlement of $55,000 to settle the case.