What to Know
- Five sunscreens are affected by the recall, including Aveeno and Neutrogena products
- Some samples were recovered to incorporate debased levels of benzene, a chemic that tin origin crab with repeated exposure
- Consumers are urged to halt utilizing the sunscreens instantly and customers tin get a refund by calling J&J’s Consumer Care Center
Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday that it is recalling 5 of its sunscreen products aft immoderate samples were recovered to incorporate debased levels of benzene, a chemic that tin origin crab with repeated exposure.
The affected products, packaged successful aerosol cans, are Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen, and 4 Neutrogena sunscreen versions: Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen, CoolDry Sport aerosol sunscreen, Invisible Daily Defense aerosol sunscreen and UltraSheer aerosol sunscreen.
The callback includes each tin sizes and each levels of prima extortion factor, oregon SPF. The products were distributed nationwide done retailers.
The wellness attraction elephantine said the benzene was recovered aft investigating by the institution and an autarkic laboratory. It is investigating however the chemic got into the products.
J&J said it’s moving to get each tons of the 5 products removed from store shelves. It urged consumers to halt utilizing the sunscreens instantly and said customers tin get a refund by calling J&J’s Consumer Care Center astatine 1-800-458-1673. More accusation is disposable astatine the websites for Neutrogena and Aveeno.
J&J said successful a connection that “use of these products would not beryllium expected to origin adverse wellness consequences" and that it voluntarily decided to callback them "out of an abundance of caution.” The connection added that radical should usage an alternate sunscreen to support themselves from the tegument crab melanoma.
Benzene is simply a highly flammable, wide utilized chemic that's contiguous passim the environment. It tin origin crab with repeated vulnerability astatine precocious capable levels. It besides tin harm the immune strategy and forestall cells from functioning properly, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The chemical's effects alteration by whether a idiosyncratic accidentally inhales oregon ingests it oregon gets it connected tegument and clothing. Symptoms scope from dizziness and irregular heartbeat to convulsions and, astatine precise precocious levels, death.
J&J, which is based successful New Brunswick, New Jersey, said it has notified the Food and Drug Administration of the recall.