Banana Boat has recalled a line of spray-on sunscreens amid reports of the users catching on fire after using the product. Energizer Holdings Inc., the manufacturer of the product, has received five reports of burns associated with the product.
"Energizer has received four reports of adverse events involving burns associated with the use of the Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 and 50 products in the US, and one event in Canada," a statement from Energizer said.
According to the company, the line of products dispensed more sunscreen than the required amount. So the sunscreen takes longer to dry than other sunscreen products.
"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," the statement said.
The list of recalled products can be found here.
Recently, ABC News reported that a Massachusetts man had suffered severe burns after he sprayed on the Banana Boat sunscreen while cooking on a barbeque.
Published by Medicaldaily.com