Banana Boat spray sunscreen sold nationwide recalled due to presence of carcinogen benzene

Banana Boat spray sunscreen sold nationwide recalled due to presence of carcinogen benzene

Three batches of Banana Boat hair and scalp sunscreen are being recalled after tests detected traces of the cancer-causing benzene, Edgewell Personal Care Company said in a statement. Press release Friday.

“Although benzene is not an ingredient in any Banana Boat product, the review showed that unexpected levels of benzene came from the propellant that sprays the product out of the can,” he said.

No product-related injuries or fatalities have been reported, Edgewell added.

Specifically, the recalled products are 6 oz. Banana Boat Hair and Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 with lot codes 20016AF (expiration date December 2022), 20084BF (expiration date February 2023) and 21139AF (expiration date April 2024).

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Three lots of Banana Boat sunscreen were recalled on July 29, 2022.

Edgewell Personal Care Company


The products were sold at retailers and online, the company said. All retailers have been notified and customers who purchased the recalled products can obtain a full refund from Banana Boat.

If you have the products listed above, we encourage you to discard them.

Visit the Banana Boat website or contact Edgewell Personal Care at 1-888-686-3988 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT for more information.

Benzene is a human carcinogen, which means that exposure to it can cause cancers, including leukemia and bone marrow blood cancer, as well as blood disorders.

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