Johnson & Johnson has voluntarily recalled 5 aerosol sunscreen products “out of an abundance of caution”. The announcement was made after internal tests detected the presence of benzene in the products.
The recall comes just months after Valisure, an independent testing lab, found benzene in 78 sunscreen products from various manufacturers.
Sunscreens impacted by the recall are specifically:
- NEUTROGENA® Beach Defense® aerosol sunscreen
- NEUTROGENA® Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen
- NEUTROGENA® Invisible Daily™ defense aerosol sunscreen
- NEUTROGENA® Ultra Sheer® aerosol sunscreen
- AVEENO® Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen
Benzene is a human carcinogen that has the potential to cause cancer, particularly blood cancer, including leukemia.
The products are being pulled from store shelves nationwide. Johnson & Johnson is investigating to determine how benzene made its way into those sunscreens.
Consumers are urged to discard any of the recalled products they may have. For a refund, contact the JJCI Consumer Care Center 24/7 by calling 1-800-458-1673.
CVS Follows Suite
Days after Johnson & Johnson’s announced recall, CVS pulled two of their store-branded sun care products due to the presence of benzene. Sales halted for CVS Health After Sun Aloe Vera and CVS Health After Sun Aloe Vera Spray throughout the company’s roughly 10,000 retail outlets in the United States.
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