Coppertone recalls five sunscreen products found to contain benzene

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Coppertone is recalling five aerosol sunscreens bought by retailers nationwide after discovering the cancer-causing chemical benzene in some batches of the products. 

Consumers are suggested to cease utilizing the affected products, which had been made between January 10, 2021, and June 15, 2021, Coppertone stated Thursday in a notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration.

The recall entails 12 a number of Pure & Simple SPF 50, Pure & Simple Kinds SPF 50, Pure & Simply Baby SPF 50, Sport Mineral SPF 50, travel-size Coppertone and Sport Spray SPF 50.

Coppertone recalls five aerosol sunscreens

Food and Drug Administration

Coppertone has “not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall,” the model, owned by Hamburg, Germany-based producer Beiersdorf, stated in a statement.

Classified as a human carcinogen, benzene can enhance an individual’s danger of growing leukemia and different cancers, in addition to to probably life-threatening blood issues, in accordance to the recall discover.

Widely utilized in manufacturing, benzene is current all through the atmosphere and might trigger most cancers with repeated publicity, in accordance to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Johnson & Johnson in July recalled five of its sunscreen products found to contain benzene. Traces of the chemical had been additionally found in dozens of fashionable sunscreen and after-sun products in checks carried out by Valisure earlier in the summertime. The on-line pharmacy and lab additionally found elevated ranges of benzene in greater than 20 hand sanitizers earlier within the year. 

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