RECALL: Another Sunscreen Contains Cancer-Causing Chemical

Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 has been recalled after a review revealed high benzene levels came from the propellant that sprays the product from its can.  Exposure to benzene, a human carcinogen, can possibly lead to blood disorders and cancers such as leukemia.

a boy with sunscreen on his face

The recall impacts batches of the spray with the following information:

  • Lot Code 20016AF, expiration December 2022.
  • Lot Code 20084BF, expiration February 2023.
  • Lot Code 21139AF, expiration April 2024.

The manufacturer has asked customers to stop using the spray as soon as possible and to throw it out. It is offering reimbursements for customers if their sprays are part of the recall.