Johnson & Johnson pulls spray sunscreens

Customers of sure Neutrogena and Aveeno-brand sunscreens ought to cease utilizing the merchandise instantly. That’s as a result of maker Johnson & Johnson has discovered traces of benzene in a number of the merchandise. Benzene is a human carcinogen that may trigger most cancers.

In a press release, Johnson & Johnson says customers ought to stop utilizing the next merchandise instantly:

  • NEUTROGENA Seaside Protection aerosol sunscreen
  • NEUTROGENA Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen
  • NEUTROGENA Invisible Every day protection aerosol sunscreen
  • NEUTROGENA Extremely Sheer aerosol sunscreen
  • AVEENO Defend + Refresh aerosol sunscreen

All of the merchandise listed come packaged in aerosol cans and have been obtainable nationwide at numerous retailers. If you happen to discover certainly one of these merchandise in your possession, Johnson & Johnson says to cease utilizing it instantly and “appropriately discard them.” The corporate can also be contacting distributors and retailers to recall all of the merchandise in query.

Johnson & Johnson says it doesn’t use benzene within the listed merchandise. It detected “low ranges” of the carcinogen in some samples and is investigating how the matter ended up in them. Nevertheless, the corporate says, “each day publicity to benzene in these aerosol sunscreen merchandise on the ranges detected in our testing wouldn’t be anticipated to trigger antagonistic well being penalties” and notes that it’s pulling the above merchandise “out of an abundance of warning.”

Johnson & Johnson says customers can name the JJCI Shopper Care Heart at 1-800-458-1673 to request a refund or if they’ve any questions concerning the voluntary recall.