Some banana boat sunscreens are being recalled due to the presence of a cancer-causing chemical, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Three batches of Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 was voluntarily recalled by Edgewell Personal Care Company, Banana Boat’s parent company, after an internal review found some samples contained traces of benzene.
The company said that while benzene is not a component of Banana Boat products, the review showed that “unexpected levels of benzene come from the propellant that the product sprays out of the can.”
The three batches are:
No other batches of hair & Scalp (either before or after these lot codes) and no other Banana Boat products are affected by the recall, the company added.
Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen. Exposure to benzene can be through inhalation, orally, and through the skin and can potentially lead to cancers such as leukemia and bone marrow leukemia and blood disorders, which the FDA says can be life-threatening.
To date, Edgewell has not received any adverse events related to this recall, the FDA added.
Consumers with questions about this recall may contact Edgewell Personal Care at 1-888-686-3988, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Consumers can also visit www.bananaboat.com for more information and to learn how to get a refund for eligible products. Consumers should consult their physician or healthcare provider if they have any questions, concerns, or problems related to the use of these aerosol sunscreen products.
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