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Neutrogena Beach Defense and Ultra Sheer aerosol spray sunscreens recalled by Health Canada due to elevated benzene levels

Recall on certain sunscreens

A recall was issued on Saturday by Health Canada for Neutrogena Beach Defense and Ultra Sheer sunscreens in aerosol spray form due to high levels of benzene.

Johnson & Johnson Inc. issued the recall of all lots of Beach Defense and Ultra Sheer aerosol spray sunscreens due to the elevated levels, which may pose serious health risks after long-term, repeated use.

The products include Neutrogena Beach Defense Kids SPF 60 Spray, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen SPF 30 , Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen SPF 45 and Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen SPF 60.

Full details of the products which are recalled with lot numbers and expiration dates can be found in the graph below or on the Health Canada Website.

People are advised to stop using the recalled products and consult a health care professional if you have used any of these products and have health concerns. Continue using other sunscreen as directed on the product label.

“The potential issue was identified by testing conducted by Valisure (an independent U.S. quality assurance company) that detected elevated levels of benzene in several sunscreen and after-sun products in the U.S., including Johnson & Johnson Inc. products. Health Canada is aware that recalls are taking place in the U.S. for the same reason,” the recall notice stated.



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