THE WHAT? Beiersdorf-owned Coppertone has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of certain lots of its aerosol sunscreen sprays after they were found to contain Benzene.
THE DETAILS Specific lots of five aerosol sunscreen spray products manufactured between January and June this year were found to contain benzene.
Consumers can access additional information and request a refund via a dedicated website set up by the company. Coppertone is also notifying its retailers and arranging for the return of all unsold products.
THE WHY? Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen, although the levels detected in the affected batches would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences. “Out of an abundance of caution, we are recalling certain lots of these specific aerosol sunscreen spray products. To date, Coppertone has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.”