Nationwide Recall of Banana Boat Sun Care Products Due to Risk of Ignition on Skin

Continuous spray Banana Boat sun care products have been recalled due to a potential risk of the product igniting on the skin if contact is made with a source of ignition before the product is completely dry.


The manufacturer, Energizer Holdings, Inc., is voluntarily removing these products from retail outlets. Energizer believes that this issue is associated with the product delivery system, specifically the size of the spray valve opening on the affected products. The spray valve opening on the affected products dispenses more than is typical in the industry for continuous sun care sprays. As a result, the product is taking longer to dry on the skin than is typical with other continuous sprays. 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.


Energizer has received four reports of adverse events involving burns associated with the use of the Banana Boat SPORT Ultramist SPF 30 and 50 products in the US, and one event in Canada. Energizer is notifying its retail partners to stop selling the product. These over-the-counter products were distributed nationwide to wholesalers and retailers from January of 2010 through September 30, 2012.


Consistent with existing warnings on all continuous spray suncare products, consumers should take care to avoid sources of ignition when using these products, should not smoke while using these products, and should not use these products in the presence of a flame or spark.


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