October 22, 2012 — Spray-on Banana Boat sunscreen is being recalled after five people reported suffering burn injuries after using the product near an open flame. The company responsible for the product, Energizer Holdings, is voluntarily recalling 23 different kinds of sunscreen to address a problem with the “Continuous Spray” nozzle. The products being recalled include Banana Boat UltraMist Sport, Ultra Defense, and UltraMist Kids in many SPFs.
The company has identified a problem with the “Continuous Spray” nozzle. According to a statement from Energizer, the spray valve opening “dispenses more than is typical in the industry for continuous sun care sprays.” If a lot of product is dispensed, it may fail to dry quickly, and could potentially catch on fire if the person gets near a spark or flame. The liquid contains alcohol, which is highly flammable.
At least four incidents have occurred in the United States and one incident occurred in Canada. One involved a woman who was welding; another involved a man using a barbecue. The injuries were associated with Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 and 50 products, but other Banana Boat products with the same spray valve are also being recalled as a precautionary measure.
In the recall announcement, Energizer Holdings recommended that customers should not use the product. The company will fix the problem with the products and sell a new continuous spray product in the near future. Until then, people should take care whenever using a spray sunscreen product that contains a flammable liquid due to the risk of burn injuries.
The sunscreen already has a warning label about the risk of using the product near an open flame. However, many people do not take the time to read warning labels before using sunscreen.
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