8 May 2018
The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) has expressed its concern regarding the so called ‘deodorant challenge’ which has seen school children inflict injuries upon themselves or each other by spraying deodorant onto exposed skin for extended periods of time.
A BAMA spokesperson said: “Aerosols, like all consumer products, are safe when used for their intended purpose and when following the manufacturer’s instructions.
“Deliberate or accidental misuse of many consumer products may have serious or even fatal consequences and aerosols are not an exception. It is important to read and follow the instructions for use. The industry remains confident in the safety of aerosol products when used correctly.
“All BAMA members who produce aerosol deodorants consider the safety of their customers to be a priority and all aerosol products are thoroughly tested for safe use before being placed on the market.
“BAMA offers labelling guidance to members which notes that aerosol deodorants should be held at least 15cm away from the skin when being applied. The association will continue to work closely with its members to ensure consumer safety.”