Banana Boat’s Hair and Scalp sunscreen is being recalled after exams detected hint ranges of the carcinogen benzene, Edgewell Private Care Firm stated Friday. 

“Whereas benzene isn’t an ingredient in any Banana Boat merchandise, the overview confirmed that surprising ranges of benzene got here from the propellant that sprays the product out of the can,” the discharge says. 

Benzene is categorized as a carcinogen. Publicity to benzene can happen by inhalation, orally, and thru the pores and skin, and it might lead to cancers together with leukemia and blood most cancers of the bone marrow and blood issues which will be life-threatening.

The FDA assured that the degrees discovered within the faulty sunscreen “wouldn’t be anticipated to trigger adversarial heath penalties.” 

Edgewell Private Care Firm is voluntarily recalling three batches of Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 after testing discovered hint ranges of the chemical benzene. The recalled merchandise all have the UPC 0-79656-04041-8, however three completely different lot codes: 20016AF, 20084BF, and 21139AF.

The affected sunscreen can have an expiration of Dec. 2022, Feb. 2023, or April 2024.

Banana Boat Hair and Scalp Sunscreen recall
The FDA assured that the degrees discovered within the faulty sunscreen “wouldn’t be anticipated to trigger adversarial heath penalties.” 
Edgewell Private Care/FDA

No different batches of Hair & Scalp earlier than or after the expiration dates listed had been affected, in response to the FDA launch, and no different Banana Boast sunscreen is topic to the recall. 

The FDA recommends that patrons of Banana Boat’s Hair and Scalp sunscreen ought to “cease utilizing the affected product instantly and appropriately discard.”

Shoppers with questions relating to the recall can contact Edgewell Private Care at 1-888-686-3988 or go to www.bananaboat.com for extra info. Banana Boat additionally introduced that they’re providing reimbursement for customers who’ve bought a product marked with one of many lot of codes, which is on the underside of the cans. 

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