Energizer Holdings, Inc., the makers of products like Schick razors, Playtex feminine products, Wet Ones wipes, Hawaiian Tropic suncare products and, of course, batteries, recently announced a voluntary nationwide market withdrawal nearly two dozen of its continuous spray Banana Boat sun care products. CLICK HERE for a list of the affected products.
The product is being removed because of a concern that the spray valve on the products dispenses too much of the product, resulting in its taking longer to dry on the skin than typical. As a result, if the user comes into contact with a flame or spark before the product is completely dry, the product has the potential to ignite.
Heck, it never even occurred to me that this could happen. Good thing I don't smoke! Energizer indicates that consumers should avoid sources of ignition and smoking when using these products.
Five people weren't so lucky. Energizer received reports of five people suffering burns related to the use of the Banana Boat SPORT Ultramist SPF 30 and 50 products.
Banana Boat has notified retailers to stop selling the product and anticipates it will be offering new continuous spray products soon. The products were distributed to retailers from January 2010 to September 2012.
Consumers are advised not to use the products. Any questions can be directed to Consumer Affairs at 800-SAFESUN (800-723-3786) Monday through Friday, 8am to 7pm Eastern time or by emailing them at SUNCARE@customerfollowup.info.
Sunscreens seem to be in the news a lot these days! Coppertone recently agreed to stop calling its sunscreens "waterproof" and "sweatproof."