02/19/2013

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Last year, Banana Boat recalled 23 of its sunscreen products after five people caught on fire after applying Banana Boat sunscreen. This website is intended to alert customers to the risks associated with aerosol sunscreen products. And to keep a watchful eye over Banana Boat and its sunscreen products as beach season quickly approaches.

Energizer Holdings, Banana Boat’s parent company, said that it believes the problem stemmed from spray valves that dispensed more than is typical in the continuous sun care spray industry. This resulted in the products taking longer to dry on the skin and “if the consumer comes into contact with a flame of spark prior to complete drying of the product on the skin, there is a potential for the product to ignite.”

There is no evidence that non-recalled Banana Boat products have the same problem with their spray valves, but non-recalled aerosol Banana Boat products purchased this year are still marked “Flammable” in the warning section. You can see the list of recalled products in the recall press release.