Edgewell Personal Care expands recall of Banana Boat Sunscreen Due to the Presence of Human Carcinogen
Edgewell Personal Care Company is expanding the initial recall of their Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 because the product contains benzene, a human carcinogen, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent Jan. 31. The expanded recall includes one additional lot code.
Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen. Exposure to benzene can occur by inhalation, orally and through the skin, and it can result in cancers including leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow and blood disorders which can be life-threatening.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Richard Stith, Chief, Public Health Division, DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has recalled or withdrawn products in its inventory, they are immediately removed from store shelves.
The following lot code is affected by this recall expansion:
- Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Spray SPF 30, 6 ounces: UPC 0-79656-04041-8, lot code 20301CFwith an expiration date of September 2023
The previous recall issued on July 20, 2022 involved the lot codes:
- Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Spray SPF 30, 6 ounces: UPC 0-79656-04041-8, lot codes 20016AF, 20084BF and 21139AF and expiration dates of December 2022, February 2023 and April 2024
Anyone who has a recalled product in their possession should dispose of it immediately or return it to the commissary of purchase for a refund.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall may contact Edgewell Personal Care at 1-888-686-3988 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Consumers may also visit www.bananaboat.com for more information and to learn how to receive reimbursement for eligible products.