Banana Boat spray sunscreen recall 2022: Benzene levels found

An internal review found traces of benzene in the brand’s Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30.

SHELTON, Connecticut — Edgewell Personal Care Company, the company behind Banana Boat sunscreen, issued a voluntary, nationwide recall on Friday for the brand’s SPF 30 hair and scalp sunscreen spray.

An internal review found “traces of benzene” in three batches of the product, the company said in a press release.

“While benzene is not a component of Banana Boat products, the review showed that unexpected amounts of benzene came from the propellant that sprays the product out of the can,” the press release reads.

Benzene is a carcinogen. Exposure to it can increase your risk of developing leukemia and other blood disorders, according to the National Cancer Institute.

Here are the recalled lots:

  • (UPC) 0-79656-04041-8, Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Spray SPF 30, 20016AF December 2022, 6 oz
  • (UPC) 0-79656-04041-8, Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Spray SPF 30, 20084BF February 2023, 6 oz
  • (UPC) 0-79656-04041-8, Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Spray SPF 30, 21139AF April 2024, 6 oz

The products were sold nationwide in the United States through various retailers and online, Edgewell said. Retailers have been notified and customers can receive a full refund through Banana Boat’s website or by calling 1-888-686-3988.

Edgewell asked all customers with the products listed to throw them away. The company said it has not received any reports of side effects from the batches.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the affected product and dispose of it appropriately,” the company’s announcement said.

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