Banana Boat sunscreen merchandise are being recalled for probably containing benzene, a harmful chemical.
With the new summer season warmth gripping a lot of the U.S. proper now, many individuals are making use of sunscreen earlier than heading outdoors. Sadly, a voluntary recall was issued earlier this week for a preferred model. Based on the Meals and Drug Administration (FDA), sure sunscreen “merchandise from Banana Boat are being recalled after traces of a chemical recognized to trigger most cancers was discovered inside bottles.”
For the time being, the recall consists of Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Spray SPF 30 as a result of “after benzene, a human carcinogen, was discovered within the propellant that sprays out the sunscreen however not within the sunscreen itself,” the FDA introduced. The federal company added:
“Benzene probably can lead to cancers together with leukemia and blood most cancers of the bone marrow and blood problems which will be life-threatening.”
Edgewell Private Care Firm is the corporate that makes Banana Boat merchandise. It famous that the recalled sunscreen merchandise had been shipped to retailers nationwide, and so they had been out there for on-line purchasing. The lot numbers affected by the recall embrace 20016AF, 20084BF, and 21139AF.
The corporate issued the following assertion:
“Banana Boat is voluntarily recalling three manufacturing batches of Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 aerosol sprays on account of hint ranges of benzene. We all know that you just love our merchandise, and we’re conducting this recall out of an abundance of warning. Importantly, no different batches of Hair & Scalp (both earlier than or after these batch codes) and no different Banana Boat merchandise are within the scope of this recall and will proceed for use by shoppers safely and as supposed.”
For the time being, the affected merchandise are being pulled from retailer cabinets and prospects are being suggested to cease utilizing it. Customers who’ve the merchandise can request a refund right here.