Flammable Spray Sunscreens by Banana Boat Pulled From Market

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The company that makes Banana Boat sun care products has pulled more than 20 of its “continuous spray” sunscreens.

Energizer Holdings Inc. has received five reports that the product has ignited and caused burns. Company officials said in a news release that the problem is associated with the spray valve opening on the products.

“The spray valve opening on the affected products dispenses more than is typical in the industry for continuous sun care sprays,” a release states. “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.”

Consumers who have purchased any of the affected Banana Boat spray sunscreens are warned not to use them.

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