Edgewell Personal Care Company issues voluntary recall of Banana Boat product

Jul 31, 2022, 9:00 PM | Updated: Aug 2, 2022, 10:07 am
Edgewell Personal Care Company, owner of the popular Banana Boat sunscreen, has issued a voluntary ...
Edgewell Personal Care Company, owner of the popular Banana Boat sunscreen, has issued a voluntary nationwide recall for three batches of its Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen. Photo credit: Canva.

SHELTON, Connecticut — Edgewell Personal Care Company, owner of Banana Boat sunscreen, has issued a voluntary nationwide recall for three batches of its Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30.

According to a statement made by the company, an internal review of the product found that some samples contained trace levels of benzene. Benzene is a human carcinogen that can cause cancers such as leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow.

The following batches have been recalled:

  • Lot code: 20016AF; Expiration date: December 2022.
  • Lot code: 20084BF; Expiration date: February 2023.
  • Lot code: 21139AF; Expiration date: April 2024.

The product’s lot code can be found on the bottom of the can.

The recall does not affect other batches of Hair & Scalp, nor other Banana Boat products.

Recalling Hair & Scalp

Edgewell has notified retailers to remove the product from shelves. In addition to this, Banana Boat will offer reimbursement to those who have purchased Hair & Scalp.

The company advises consumers to stop using the affected product and immediately discard it.

Consumers can contact Edgewell Personal Care with questions at 1-888-686-3988. This line is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Consumers can also visit for more information.

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Edgewell Personal Care Company issues voluntary recall of Banana Boat product