Johnson & Johnson announced that it is recalling five of its sunscreen products after some samples were found to contain low levels of benzene. Benzene is a chemical that can cause cancer with repeated exposure. The recalled sunscreen includes: Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen, and four Neutrogena sunscreen versions: Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen, CoolDry Sport aerosol sunscreen, Invisible Daily Defense aerosol sunscreen and UltraSheer aerosol sunscreen. The recall includes all can sizes and all levels of SPF.
Johnson & Johnson is currently working on getting all lots of the five products removed from store shelves nationwide. The company urges consumers to stop using the sunscreens immediately and customers can get a refund by calling J&J’s Consumer Care Center at 1-800-458-1673. Johnson & Johnson released a statement saying,
“Use of these products would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences and that it voluntarily decided to recall them out of an abundance of caution. People should use an alternate sunscreen to protect themselves from the skin cancer melanoma."
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