Voluntary recall on Banana Boat scalp sunscreen for benzene levels

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Edgewell Personal Care Company issued a voluntary recall of batches of Banana Boat sunscreen after levels of benzene were found in the product.

The following batch codes are included in the recall of Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Spray SPF 30:

  • Lot code 20016AF
    • Expiration of December 2022
    • UPC 0-79656-04041-8
  • Lot Code 20084BF
    • Expiration of February 2023
    • UPC 0-79656-04041-8
  • Lot Code 21139AF
    • Expiration of April 2024
    • UPC 0-79656-04041-8

All the recalled products are six ounces.

Lot codes are located on the bottom of the can.

Benzene is not an ingredient in any Banana Boat products but a review found unexpected levels of benzene in the propellant that sprays the product out.

No other batches of the Hair & Scalp sunscreen and no other Banana Boat products are part of the recall.

Benzene is a human carcinogen and exposure to it can result in cancer and blood disorders.

Edgewell has not received any adverse events related to the recall.

Customers who have this product can be reimbursed by Banana Boat.

If you have this product, you should stop using it immediately and visit Banana Boat's website for reimbursement details.

If you have an adverse reaction to the product, you can report it to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.

Click here for more information.

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