FDA warns of new sunscreen recall over traces of cancer-causing chemical

Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Spray SPF 30 was under a second recall over traces of benzene, according to the FDA. (FDA)

MIAMI – The Food & Drug Administration recently announced the recall of more Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 because it contained benzene, a cancer-causing chemical.

The manufacturer issued the Jan. 27 voluntary recall after a July 29, 2022 recall warned that a propellant that sprays the product out of the can had traces of benzene.

The recall applies to 6-ounce products with an expiration date of September 2023, lot code 20301CF, and UPC number 0-79656-04041-8.

For more information about the recall, call Edgewell Personal Care from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday, at 1-888-686-3988.

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