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Banana Boat sunscreen recalled due to cancer-causing component

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  • Banana Boat Hair & Scalp sunscreen spray is recalled.
  • It contains a chemical component that causes cancer.
  • What chemical was found in the sunscreen?

WARNING! Banana Boat Hair & Scalp sunscreen spray is being recalled after recent studies confirmed the presence of a chemical that could cause cancer. The company issued a press release explaining why they are pulling the product from store shelves.

In recent weeks, several products have come off supermarket shelves because studies reveal that there are certain components that put consumers at risk. Recently, a salmonella scare led to the recall of Wilbur chocolates and Jif peanut butter.


Photo: Edgewell Personal Care Company

Through a press release, the Edgewell Personal Care Company reported that one of its sunscreens would be withdrawn from the market after internal testing found traces of a certain chemical that can cause cancer. For this reason, the company is recalling Banana Boat Hair & Scalp sunscreen spray.

“Edgewell Personal Care Company (NYSE: EPC) today issued a voluntary nationwide recall of three batches of Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 to the consumer level as outlined in the table below.” The statement includes a list of the products affected by the recall.

Why was the sunscreen pulled from shelves?

Why was the protector removed?
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According to the company’s statement, the product was recalled after internal testing determined that some samples contained traces of benzene. That chemical is a carcinogen. Benzene is not an ingredient in any Banana Boat product.

“An internal review found that some samples of the product contained trace levels of benzene. While benzene is not an ingredient in any Banana Boat products, the review showed that unexpected levels of benzene came from the propellant that sprays the product out of the can,» Edgewell Personal Care Company said.

Is all Banana Boat Hair & Scalp spray being recalled?

Are there safe products?
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In the press release, Edgewell pointed out that consumers who have Hair & Scalp sunscreen spray that is not from the lots on the list may continue to use those products. The company emphasizes that if the product was not from the batches listed on the recall there is no risk.

“Importantly, no other batches of Hair & Scalp (either before or after these batch codes) and no other Banana Boat products are in the scope of this recall and may continue to be used by consumers safely and as intended,” reported Edgewell Personal Care Company.

What is the risk of benzene?

Recall sunscreen USA: What can benzene produce?
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The company also explained that they found traces of benzene in the affected batches. This product is classified as a human carcinogen. If a person inhales it or puts it on their skin, it could cause cancer of two types: leukemia or blood cancer of the bone marrow.

“Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen. Exposure to benzene can occur by inhalation, orally, and through the skin and it potentially can result in cancers including leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow and blood disorders which can be life threatening. To date, Edgewell has not received any adverse events related to this recall.» Filed Under: Recall sunscreen USA

What happens if you have purchased an affected product?

Recall sunscreen USA: What happens if the product has already been purchased?
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Although the products have already been withdrawn from shelves, there are others that were distributed through retail stores and online, through the company’s website. Therefore, consumers and retailers were notified to remove the item from store shelves. At the moment, there are no complaints regarding this recall. If you recently purchased the sunscreen, they may offer you a refund.

“The voluntarily recalled sunscreen spray products are packaged in aerosol cans. The products were distributed nationwide in the United States through various retailers and online. Edgewell has notified its retailers to remove any remaining recalled product from shelves. Banana Boat will also offer reimbursement for consumers who have purchased a product marked with one of the lot codes in the table above. .» Filed Under: Recall sunscreen USA

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