Recall Alert: Coppertone Voluntarily Recalling 5 Spray Products due to Presence of Benzene

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Sunscreen giant Coppertone is voluntarily recalling specific lots of five aerosol sunscreen spray products due to the presence of benzene, a human carcinogen. The company has not received any reports of adverse events, but the recall is taking place out of an abundance of caution.

All of the affected products are packaged in aerosol cans and distributed nationally. Pure & Simple SPF 50, Pure & Simple Kids SPF 50, Pure & Simple Baby SPF 50, Sport Mineral SPF 50 and travel-size Coppertone Sport Spray SPF 50 are under recall.

Specifically, the following lots are affected:

UPC

Product Description

Lot

Manufacturing Date

00072140028817 CT P&S BABY SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S TN0083J 1/10/2021
00072140028817 CT P&S BABY SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S TN0083K 1/11/2021
00072140028824 CT P&S KIDS SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S TN00854 1/12/2021
00072140028824 CT P&S KIDS SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S TN00855 1/14/2021
00072140028701 CT SPORT MIN SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S TN008KU 3/15/2021
00072140028701 CT SPORT MIN SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S TN008KV 3/16/2021
00072140028800 CT P&S SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S TN00BR2 3/31/2021
00072140028817 CT P&S BABY SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S TN009GH 3/31/2021
00072140028824 CT P&S KIDS SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S TN00857 4/6/2021
00041100005069 CT SPORT SPRAY SPF50 1.6OZ 24S TN00BU3 5/6/2021
00072140028800 CT P&S SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S TN00CJ4 6/15/2021
00072140028824 CT P&S KIDS SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S TN00CJV 6/15/2021

 

If you have one of these products in your house, stop using it and dispose appropriately. You can visit https://www.sunscreenrecall2021.com/External Link Disclaimer to request a product refund and for additional information.  Coppertone is also notifying its retailers by letter and is arranging for returns of all voluntarily recalled lots of sunscreen spray products.

Looking for a safer option? Check out our ultimate guide to sunscreen for kids, featuring favorites from the Environmental Working Group.

—Sarah Shebek

Featured image courtesy of the FDA

 

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