Edgewell Private Care
The producer of Banana Boat voluntarily recalled a number of batches of a hair and scalp sunscreen spray after an inside evaluation discovered hint quantities of the cancer-causing chemical benzene.
The Connecticut-based Edgewell Private Care Firm mentioned some samples of the Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 contained the chemical.
The corporate mentioned benzene shouldn’t be an ingredient in its sunscreen spray, however that sudden ranges of the chemical have been discovered within the propellant that sprays the product from the can.
“Importantly, no different batches of Hair & Scalp (both earlier than or after the impacted manufacturing batches) and no different Banana Boat merchandise are within the scope of this recall and will proceed for use by customers safely and as supposed,” an Edgewell spokesperson mentioned in a press release to NPR.
“We’re conducting this voluntary recall out of an abundance of warning,” the spokesperson added.
The sunscreen sprays have been packaged in aerosol cans and distributed throughout the U.S., each in-person and on-line.
The recalled merchandise had expiration dates for December 2022, February 2023 and April 2024. The affected merchandise can be recognized by quite a bit code quantity discovered on the underside of the can. These numbers can be found on the Meals and Drug Administration’s web site right here.
Lengthy-term publicity to benzene can have an effect on the blood and bone marrow, resulting in most cancers, in line with the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention. The corporate mentioned benzene publicity can happen by inhalation, orally or by the pores and skin.
Edgewell suggested prospects to cease utilizing these merchandise instantly and correctly discard them. The corporate additionally mentioned Banana Boat is providing to reimburse anybody who bought these merchandise.