SAFETY ALERT: Banana Boat Sunscreen Recalled Over Possible Cancer-Causing Chemical

The parent company of Banana Boat has issued a voluntary recall of certain batches of its hair and scalp sunscreen spray over concerns that they contain the cancer-causing chemical benzene.

Dangerous exposure to benzene happens when the chemical is breathed, ingested, or absorbed through the skin, and could potentially lead to severe forms of cancer.

The affected batches are:

Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Spray SPF 30, 6 oz.

UPC: 0-79656-04041-8
Lot code: 20016AF
Expiration: December 2022

UPC: 0-79656-04041-8
Lot code: 20084BF
Expiration: February 2023

UPC: 0-79656-04041-8
Lot code: 21139AF
Expiration: April 2024

The Food and Drug Administration said in a press release that no other Banana Boat products are included in this recall.

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