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Banana Boat Burn Risk


Banana Boat sunscreens are supposed to keep men and women from experiencing the painful red skin condition that is known as a sunburn. But a recent recall suggests that the burns from a Banana Boat spray on sunscreen could be a lot worse than what UV Rays will produce. According to Consumer Reports twenty-three different Banana Boat products have been pulled from shelves in recent days as a result of a high flammability danger.

According to Consumer Reports, the CPSC discovered that people who put on the sunscreens are at a high risk to being burned if they are near an open flame while the sunscreen is drying. For example, if a person applied the sunscreen and then lit a cigarette, there is a potential that the chemical reaction of the flame and the wet sunscreen would cause the person’s skin to ignite.

Energizer Holdings Inc., Banana Boat’s parent company, has received five reports of burns associated with the products. While Banana Boat has expanded their recall to be safe, only the UltraMist Sport SPF 30 and SPF 50 have been linked with the burn wounds. The company says that some of the containers that the sunscreen is in contain spray valves that can dispense more than is necessary of the sunscreen. This means that it takes longer for the sunscreen to dry on the skin. The excessive sunscreen can then react with an open flame.

The company is accepting returns on the money and will be able to provide a refund or product coupon as a result. If you have been injured by one of these flammable sunscreens then you need to contact a personal injury attorney today. You have the right to seek compensation from Energizer Holdings for the injuries that you have sustained. Talk to a lawyer at David A. Zipfel & Associates, LLC today for more information!