Urgent recall on popular spray sunscreens

As the weather heats up and kids are on Summer holidays, more of are outside and are using spray on sunscreens.

But today, several Banana Boat spray sunscreens have been recalled after a cancer-causing substance was detected.

The recall was issued by the Therapeutic Goods Administration on Thursday.

It comes after unexpected levels of benzene were detected in four batches.

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Banana Boat has issued a recall on three of its discontinued aerosol sunscreen products over cancer concerns

Benzene has been linked to causing cancers like leukaemia and so the company has urged customers to stop using the products ‘out of an abundance of caution.’

The company have reassured customers that its other sun care products, including aerosols, are still safe to use.

The aerosol sunscreens have been sold at Woolworths and Coles, and pharmacies across Australia.

The products were also discontinued after consultation with the Therapeutic Goods Administration and ‘unexpected levels’ of benzene – which has been linked to causing cancer –  was found in some batches

The three sunscreens recalled are :

  • Banana Boat Ultra Very High Protection Clear Sunscreen Spray SPF 50+
  • Banana Boat Simply Protect Kids Very High Protection Sunscreen Lotion Spray SPF 50+
  • Banana Boat Dry Balance Very High Protection Clear Sunscreen Spray SPF 50+.

Banana Boat has provided a refund request form on its website.

All unsold products of the affected batches will be removed from shelves.


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