Banana Boat Sunscreen Product Recall; Reports of Users Catching on Fire

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Banana Boat Sunscreen Product Recall; Reports of Users Catching on Fire

October 19, 2012 Updated Oct 19, 2012 at 2:19 PM CST

St. Louis (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The maker of Banana Boat sunscreen is recalling some of its spray products due to reports of users' skin catching on fire before the spray can completely dry.

According to Energizer Holdings, the company is voluntarily recalling 23 spray on sun care Banana Boat products. Energizer is notifying its retail partners to stop selling the product.

The company believes the problem is stemming from the valve opening of the affected products. Officials say some of the spray openings dispense too much of the sun care product onto a user's skin.

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 before the spray dries completely, 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 UltraMist Sport SPF 30 and 50 products in the US, and one event in Canada.

For a list of all the Banana Boat products that are being recalled you can log onto Energizer Holdings Inc.'s website.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns