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Banana Boat sunscreen recalled following detection of carcinogen-causing chemical

Three batches of Banana Boat sunscreen recalled. Trace levels of benzene found.

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The manufacturers of Banana Boat have recalled three batches of its sunscreen after trace levels of benzene were detected in its product.
A company announcement posted by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) states, “Edgewell Personal Care Company (NYSE: EPC) today issued a voluntary nationwide recall of three batches of Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 to the consumer level.”
An internal review found that the benzene was most likely coming from the propellant used to spray the product. Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen.
Banana Boat will reimburse consumers who have purchased the recalled products.
Banana Boat products, other than those recalled, may continue to be used by consumers, according to a company announcement.

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