Why Banana Boat sunscreen
Testing revealed that three batches of Banana Boat's "hair and scalp" sunscreen contain trace amounts of the cancer-causing substance benzene.
Exposure to benzene through skin contact, inhalation and by mouth has been linked to cancer such as leukemia
The Shelton, Connecticut-based company claimed in the Friday release that it “has not received any adverse events related to this recall”
and that “daily exposure to benzene in the recalled products would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences.”
The recalled products have expiration dates of December 2022, February 2023 and April 2024, the company said
Banana Boat said it will also offer reimbursement to consumers who bought the recalled products.
No other batches made before or after those expiration dates listed were affected, according to the FDA release
The FDA recommends that buyers of Banana Boat’s Hair and Scalp sunscreen should “stop using the affected product
Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Edgewell Personal Care at 1-888-686-3988 or visit www.bananaboat.com for more information
Banana Boat also announced that they are offering reimbursement for consumers who have purchased
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