Coppertone has issued a voluntary recall for 12 lots of its aerosol sunscreen, citing detected levels of the carcinogen benzene.
Coppertone has issued a voluntary recall for 12 lots of its aerosol sunscreen products manufactured between January 10, 2021 and June 15, 2021, citing the presence of benzene, a human carcinogen, in these lots of sunscreen products.
The recalled products include:
The FDA advises consumers to stop using these products and dispose of these appropriately.
Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen, according to the FDA. Exposure to this carcinogen can happen through inhalation, orally, and through the skin. Also, depending on the extent and level of exposure, benzene exposure could lead to an increased risk of blood cancers such as leukemia, blood cancer of the bone marrow and other blood disorders.
The FDA states that daily exposure to benzene at the levels detected in these affected aerosol sunscreen products are not be expected to cause any adverse health effects, citing generally accepted exposure modeling by numerous regulatory agencies. They also note, to date, Coppertone has not received any reports of adverse events related to this voluntary recall.
More information on the product recall, including images, lot information, and refund requests can be found at www.sunscreenrecall2021.com.