Banana Boat sunscreen spray recalled due to carcinogenic chemical

Sunscreen brand Banana Boat is pulling one of its products from shelves after an internal review found it contained traces of benzene, a chemical that can cause cancer.

Banana Boat Hair & Scalp SPF 30 sunscreen spray has been recalled after review found “unexpected” levels of benzene came from the propellant that sprays the product from its box, the brand’s maker said.

The recall concerns spray batches with the following information:

The manufacturer has asked customers to stop using the spray as soon as possible and throw it away. It offers refunds to customers if their sprays are part of the recall.

Exposure to benzene, a human carcinogen, can lead to blood disorders and cancers such as leukemia.

On Friday, the manufacturer said it had received “no adverse events” related to the sunscreen spray recall.

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