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Banana Boat Sunscreen Lawsuit

Banana Boat Sunscreen Lawsuit

Lawsuits have been filed after Banana Boat Spray Sunscreen tested positive for benzene, a toxic cancer-causing chemical.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Banana Boat Sunscreen Spray induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with cancer from benzene exposure in sunscreen, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Banana Boat Recalls Sunscreen Spray for Benzene

In July 2022, a recall was issued for Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray due to benzene, a toxic cancer-causing chemical.

How Did Benzene Get Into My Sunscreen?

Benzene is not an ingredient that is added to Banana Boat Sunscreen because it is so toxic. Instead, “unexpected levels of benzene came from the propellant that sprays the product out of the can,” according to the manufacturer, Edgewell Personal Care Company.

Was My Sunscreen Recalled?

The recall involves 6-oz. spray cans of Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Spray (SPF 30) with three lot codes:

  • Lot Code 20016AF — Expiration December 2022
  • Lot Code 20084BF — Expiration February 2023
  • Lot Code 21139AF — Expiration April 2024

Banana Boat Sunscreen Lawsuits

In August 2021, a proposed class action lawsuit was filed in New York by consumers who claim that certain Banana Boat Spray Sunscreens contain benzene. The list of products named in the lawsuit includes:

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Deep Tanning Dry Oil Continuous Clear Spray SPF 4
  • Banana Boat Kids Max Protect & Play Sunscreen C-Spray SPF 100
  • Banana Boat Ultra Sport Clear Sunscreen Spray SPF 100
  • Banana Boat Kids Sport Sunscreen Lotion Spray SPF 50
  • Banana Boat Protective Dry Oil Clear Sunscreen Spray with Coconut Oil SPF 15
  • Banana Boat Simply Protect Kids Sunscreen Spray SPF 50+
  • Banana Boat Ultra Defense Ultra Mist Clear Sunscreen Spray SPF 100

The lawsuit claims that Valisure LLC, an independent laboratory and online pharmacy, discovered toxic benzene in dozens of popular spray sunscreens, including the Banana Boat sunscreens in the lawsuit.

The Banana Boat Sunscreen Class Action Lawsuit was filed on August 4, 2021 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York — Case Number 1:21-cv-04382-RPK-JRC.

What is Benzene?

Benzene is a toxic chemical that can be absorbed through the skin and inhaled. It is a known human carcinogen (cancer-causing chemical) that poses health risks, even at low levels.

Benzene is known to harm the bone marrow. Long-term exposure to benzene can lead to blood cancers (such as leukemia), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

“Benzene causes harmful effects on the bone marrow and can cause a decrease in red blood cells, leading to anemia. It can also cause excessive bleeding and can affect the immune system, increasing the chance for infection.”

Can I Join a Class Action Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. Many lawsuits have been filed against sunscreen manufacturers by people who were angry to learn that they were exposed to benzene.

If you were diagnosed with cancer linked to benzene, our law firm may be able to help you seek financial compensation by joining a class action or filing an individual lawsuit.

Do I have a Banana Boat Sunscreen Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Banana Boat Sunscreen Spray induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with cancer from benzene exposure in sunscreen, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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