Edgewell Personal Care Company, which makes Banana Boat sunscreen, has voluntarily recalled several batches of its hair and scalp sunscreen spray after trace amounts of benzene were found in it. Benzene is known to cause cancer. The manufacturer has stated that benzene isn’t an ingredient in the spray. Rather benzene developed unexpectedly in the propellant that sprays the product from its can. Certain samples of the Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 contain the chemical. If you or a loved one were harmed by sunscreen recalled by Banana Boat, the experienced product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group can help you figure out whether you should sue for damages. Billions have been recovered in product liability claims with which we’ve been involved.
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The affected sunscreen sprays were packaged in aerosol cans and distributed across the U.S., both in-person and online. Affected sunscreen products had specific expiration dates; you can identify them according to their lot code numbers.
The manufacturer’s spokesperson has stated that no other Banana Boat sunscreen for hair and scalp is part of the recall and that these products can continue to be used safely and as intended. The sunscreen spray was packaged in aerosol cans and distributed across the country. Its expiration dates were in December 2022, February 2023, and April 2024. From the company’s perspective, the recall is being taken out of an abundance of caution.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has told the public that the blood and bone marrow may be affected, and long term exposure to benzene can lead to cancer. Benzene exposure could occur by ingestion, inhalation or through your skin. Accordingly, the manufacturer has asked consumers to stop using the affected sunscreen and throw it out. You can be reimbursed if you purchased the recalled products. However, this doesn’t help you if you were injured or otherwise harmed by the sunscreen spray. If you were injured or lost a loved one due to the recalled hair and scalp sunscreen product, you may be able to bring a product liability lawsuit. These lawsuits can be pursued when sunscreen is defective in terms of its design, manufacturing or marketing. In this case, it sounds like the product could be defective in terms of its design or manufacturing. It would likely be necessary to retain an expert to testify on what type of defect resulted in benzene being produced.
If our lawyers can successfully show that your cancer or your loved one’s cancer was caused by benzene exposure from the affected sunscreen spray, we may be able to recover damages on your behalf. These could include compensation for losses such as lost wages, medical bills, loss of enjoyment, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering. The nature and quantity of damages you can recover would depend on the extent of the harm. For example, if you developed a highly aggressive skin cancer and required radiation and multiple surgeries, we would pursue compensation for your medical bills and wages lost because of the cancer, along with damages that represent your pain and suffering.
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If you were injured or lost a loved one because you used the recalled Banana boat sunscreen, give the seasoned lawyers of Moll Law Group a call. We represent people injured by defective products across the country. Billions have been recovered in product liability lawsuits with which we’ve been involved. We evaluate cases with an eye towards determining all potentially responsible parties. Please complete our online form or contact us at 312.462.1700.