This sunscreen causes real burns
Oct 19, 2012 / 11:37 pm
The maker of Banana Boat sunscreen is recalling some of its spray-on products in Canada and the U.S. following reports that a handful of people have caught on fire after applying the lotion and coming into contact with an open flame.
Energizer Holdings Canada said there have been five reports of people catching fire after applying the sunscreen in the last year. Four burn cases were reported in the U.S. and one in Canada.
The company is pulling two types of continuous spray Banana Boat sun care products from stores across Canada, Banana Boat Ultra Defense SPF 60 Spray Sunscreen and Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 60 Spray Sunscreen.
The company says there is a "potential risk of product igniting on the skin if contact is made with a source of ignition before the product is completely dry."
The products were sold nationally from January 2010 through Sept. 20, 2012.
The recall is larger south of the border, with the company pulling 23 varieties of Banana Boat UltraMist formulations from store shelves.
The U.S. recall includes products like UltraMist Sport, UltraMist Ultra Defence and UltraMist Kids.
More than 20 million units have been sold since UltraMist launched in 2010, a company spokesman said.
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