Banana Boat Sunscreen Recall announced for Fire Hazard

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall of several Banana Boat sunscreen products with the continuous spray mist. Before the sunscreen is completely dry, the person wearing the product could potentially catch on fire if exposed to an ignition source.

Energizer Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ENR) based out of St. Louis, MO are the distributors of the Banana Boat branded products. They have voluntarily recalled 23 different products (see recall list below) that spray or mist the sunscreen on the skin. The company distributed the recalled products nationwide between January of 2010 and September 30, 2012.

The company thinks the problem is related to the size of the spray valve opening, which provides more sunscreen to the skin than expected. The product could take longer to dry on the skin, which puts the person at risk for catching on fire. The company received four reports of people being burned from using Banana Boat SPORT Ultramist SPF 30 and 50 products. Three of the events were reported in the US, and one event occurred in Canada.

To address the problem, the Banana Boat sunscreen maker is notifying retailers to stop selling the recalled products. They will also come up with a new Banana Boat continuous spray product soon. There is a warning on these spray products to stay away from ignition sources, which means that the users of the product should not smoke. If a spark or flame is present, they should not use this kind of sunscreen.

Consumers who have the recalled sunscreen products should not use them. They can contact Energizer in regards to the recall at Consumer Affairs at 1-800-SAFESUN (1-800-723-3786) Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM Eastern.

By: N Wilson

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Banana Boat Sunscreen Recall UPC List

Affected Product  UPC 
Banana Boat Ultra Mist  Sport 15 Spray 6oz, US 7965600979-8
Banana Boat Ultra Mist Sport SPF 30 Spray 6oz. 2/3 7965600878-4
Banana Boat Sport 30 Bonus Continuous Spray 8oz - US 7965600955-2
Banana Boat Ultra Mist Ultra Defense SPF 30, 6oz 7965604626-7
Banana Boat BONUS 8oz Ultra Defense SPF 30 Ultra Mist 7965600956-9
Banana Boat FAMILY SIZE SPORT 30 Ultra Mist 9.5OZ 7965605167-4
Banana Boat Ultra Mist Sport SPF 50 6oz, 2/3s 7965600933-0
Banana Boat Ultra Defense Ultra Mist SPF 50 6oz. 2/3s 7965604492-8
Ultra Defense 50 Bonus Continuous Spray, 8oz, US 7965604549-9
Banana Boat Ultra Mist Kids SPF 50 Clear 6oz. 2/3 7965604495-9
Banana Boat Sport 50 Bonus Continuous Spray 8oz, US 7965604551-2
Banana Boat Ultra Mist Sport Performance SPF 50+ Spray 9.5oz. 7965605110-0
Banana Boat Ultra Mist Ultra Defense 85 Spray 6oz 7965604654-0
Banana Boat Ultra Mist Sport 85 Spray 6oz, US 7965604665-6
Banana Boat Kids SPF 85 Spray 6oz, US 7965604916-9
Banana Boat BONUS 8oz Ultra Defense SPF 85 Ultra Mist 7965604677-9
Banana Boat  BONUS 8oz Sport SPF 85 Ultra Mist 7965604679-3
Banana Boat 6oz Sport SFP30 Spray Twin Pack 79656-05374-6
Banana Boat 6oz Sport SPF50 Spray Twin Pack 79656-05028-8
Banana Boat 6oz Spt30 Ultra Mist 2pk w/Sport Lotion&Lip 79656-05389-0
8oz Banana Boat Sport SPF30 UltraMist w/Sport LipBalm 79656-07951-7
Banana Boat 6OZ SPT 30 UltraMist W/$1 Instant Redeemable Coupon 79656-07975-3
Banana Boat 6oz SPORT SPF50 Ultra Mist 3PK 79656-05464-4

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