BANANA BOAT HAIR & SCALP SUNSCREEN SPRAY – BENZENE
JULY 29, 2022
Three batches of Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 have been recalled due to the presence of benzene. They are packaged in aerosol cans. The specific lot information is listed below. Lot codes are located on the bottom of the can. The products were distributed nationwide in the United States through various retailers and online. Edgewell Personal Care Company has notified its retailers to remove any remaining recalled products from their shelves.
An internal review found that some samples of the product contained trace levels of benzene. While benzene is not an ingredient in any Banana Boat products, the review showed that unexpected levels of benzene came from the propellant that sprays the product out of the can.
|0-79656-04041-8||Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Spray SPF 30||20016AF||December 2022||6 oz|
|0-79656-04041-8||Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Spray SPF 30||20084BF||February 2023||6 oz|
|0-79656-04041-8||Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Spray SPF 30||21139AF||April 2024||6 oz|
You may continue to safely use Banana Boat products as no other batches of Hair & Scalp (either before or after these batch codes) and no other Banana Boat products are in the scope of this recall.
BENZENE is classified as a human carcinogen. You can be exposed to benzene by inhalation, orally, and through the skin. It potentially can result in cancers including leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow and blood disorders that can be life-threatening. Benzene is ubiquitous in the environment. Humans around the world have daily exposure to it indoors and outdoors from multiple sources. Daily exposure to benzene in the recalled products would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences according to an independent health assessment using established exposure modeling guidelines.
Banana Boat will also offer reimbursement for you if you have purchased a product marked with one of the lot codes in the table above. You should stop using the affected product immediately and appropriately discard it. To date, Edgewell has not received any adverse events related to this recall.
If you have questions regarding this recall, you may contact Edgewell Personal Care at 1-888-686-3988 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. You may also visit www.bananaboat.com for more information and to learn how to receive reimbursement for eligible products. You should contact your physician or healthcare provider if you have any questions, concerns or have experienced any problems related to using these aerosol sunscreen products.
This Recall can be found at the FDA.gov Recall site
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
Click here to complete and submit the report online.
Regular Mail or Fax: Click here to download the form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.