Nationwide Recall of 23 Banana Boat Sun Care Products Issued Due to Burn Risk
Energizer Holdings Inc. has announced a nationwide recall of continuous spray Banana Boat sun care products due to a potential risk of product igniting on the skin if contact is made with a source of ignition before the product is completely dry.
Energizer believes that this issue is associated with the product delivery system, specifically the size of the spray valve opening on the affected products.
The spray valve opening on the affected products dispenses more than is typical in the industry for continuous sun care sprays. As a result, the product is taking longer to dry on the skin than is typical with other continuous sprays. If a consumer comes into contact with a flame or spark prior to complete drying of the product on the skin, there is a potential for the product to ignite.
Energizer is notifying its retail partners to stop selling the product immediately. Thus far, energizer has received four reports of adverse events involving burns associated with the use of the Banana Boat SPORT Ultramist SPF 30 and 50 products.
Consistent with existing warnings on all continuous spray sun care products, consumers should take care to avoid sources of ignition when using these products, should not smoke while using these products, and should not use these products in the presence of a flame or spark.
In all, 23 varieties of Banana Boat UltraMist sunscreen are being pulled off store shelves. See a complete list of affected Banana Boat products here.
These over-the-counter products were distributed nationwide to wholesalers and retailers from January of 2010 through September 30, 2012.
Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled Banana Boat products are advised not to use them. For additional information about this recall, contact Energizer by calling Consumer Affairs at 1-800-SAFESUN (1-800-723-3786).
This market withdrawal is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).