Advisory - Additional Banana Boat Sun Care Products Recalled Due to Fire Risk

OTTAWA, Nov. 26, 2012 /CNW/ -

The issue:

Energizer Personal Care has expanded its recall of continuous spray sun care products (see list below) in Canada because there is a possibility that these sunscreens could ignite on the skin if the consumer comes into contact with an open flame or spark before the spray has completely dried. One such case has been reported in Canada and four in the U.S.

Consumers should also be aware that other spray sun care products may pose similar risks and as such, they should not use any continuous spray sun care products in the presence of a flame or spark, or, while smoking.

Who is affected:

Anyone who may have purchased any of the affected products manufactured by Energizer Personal Care.

What consumers should do:
  • Do not use any of the five Energizer Personal Care products with the UPC codes, listed below.
  • Verify that all stored-sunscreens at cottages, travel-bags, etc. are not affected by this recall.

What Health Canada is doing:

Health Canada will continue to monitor Energizer Personal Care's recall of its affected sun care products. The company has sent a letter to retailers asking them to stop selling the products

Background:

On October 19, 2012, Energizer Personal Care announced its recall of two continuous spray Banana Boat sun care products: Banana Boat Ultra Defense SPF 60 Spray, 180mL and Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 60 Spray, 180mL.

The original recall has been expanded to include two additional Banana Boat products: Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 30 Spray Sunscreen, 180mL and Banana Boat Ultra Defense SPF 30 Spray Sunscreen, 180mL. A fifth affected product, which was previously sold in Canada, has also been identified: Banana Boat Sunscreen Oil Spray SPF 15.

According to the company, the valve on the dispenser of these products delivers more spray than typical for a continuous spray sunscreen. As a result, the sunscreen takes longer to dry on the skin, creating the potential for the sunscreen to ignite on the skin if it comes into contact with an open flame or spark before it dries.

Products recalled/affected:
Banana Boat Sport Performance 30 Spray Sunscreen, 180 mL UPC: 079656008784
Banana Boat Ultra Defense SPF 30 Spray Sunscreen, 180 mL UPC: 079656008371
Banana Boat Sunscreen Oil Spray SPF 15, UPC: 079656009798

Previous Products recalled/affected:
Banana Boat Ultra Defense SPF 60 Spray, 180 mL, UPC 79656 04991-6
Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 60 Spray, 180 mL, UPC 79656 04990-9

http://files.newswire.ca/1043/2012-175-FR.pdf

For more information:

Consumers and health professionals wanting more information about this advisory from Health Canada can contact the Public Enquiries Line at 613-957-2991, or toll free at 1-866-225-0709.

Media enquiries related to this Advisory should be directed to Health Canada Media Relations at 613-957-2983.

More information is available from Energizer Canada Inc. by calling 1-888-SUN-TIPS (1-888-786-8477) Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern time, or by sending an email to: SUNCARE@customerfollowup.info.

How to report side effects of health products to Health Canada:

Call toll-free at 1-866-234-2345

Visit MedEffect Canada's web page on Adverse Reaction Reporting for information on how to report online, by mail or by fax

Related Health Canada Web content:

Stay connected with Health Canada and receive the latest advisories and product recalls using these social media tools: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/home-accueil/sm-ms/index-eng.php

 

SOURCE Health Canada

PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2012/11/26/20121126_C3469_DOC_EN_21179.pdf



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