Edgewell Personal Care has provided information on their Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 in an FDA statement. Three UPCs were previously warned, but one more lot has been added as a result of excessive amounts of benzene, which poses a risk of cancer.
Continue reading to find out about a prior product recall that was extended to cover a new lot code in 2023.
Which Banana Boat products are being taken off the shelves?
When exposed over long periods of time, benzene, a propellant that helps products like sunscreen produce a finer, more uniform spray, has been found to cause cancer in both people and animals. Because of the benzene they contain, many items have already been recalled, and the list is continuing to grow.
Edgewell Personal Care has expanded a voluntary recall of part of their Banana Boat sunscreen, according to the FDA. Last summer, three Banana Boat hair and scalp sunscreen sprays were recalled. A fourth person now joins them. The lot number is 20301CF.
Trace amounts of benzene were discovered in several product tests, according to the FDA. Benzene is not a component in any Banana Boat goods, but an analysis revealed that the propellant used to spray the product out of the container had unexpectedly high quantities of benzene.
Here is a list of all four recalled goods:
Lot number 20016AF for Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Spray SPF 30.
Lot number 20084BF for Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Spray SPF 30.
Lot number 21139AF for Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Spray SPF 30.
Lot code 20301CF for Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Spray SPF 30.
No other Banana Boat products are being recalled, and all previous and subsequent batches of Hair & Scalp may be used safely and according to label instructions.
What to do if you have recalled sunscreen
If you have any concerns about this recall, call Edgewell Personal Care at 1-888-686-3988 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern time, Monday through Friday. Visit www.bananaboat.com for further details and instructions on how to get paid for goods that qualify.
If you have any queries, worries, or issues about the use of these aerosol sunscreen products, you should speak with your doctor or healthcare practitioner.