RECALL ALERT: Before you spray on sunscreen, read this

Johnson & Johnson has a recall of certain aerosol sunscreens


NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (KLKN) – There’s a voluntary recall of certain spray-on sunscreen from Johnson and Johnson, including the brands Neutrogena and Aveeno.

The medical product giant says there have been low levels of benzene found in the samples of the products.

Impacted sunscreens include:

  • NEUTROGENA® Beach Defense® aerosol sunscreen,
  • NEUTROGENA® Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen,
  • NEUTROGENA® Invisible Daily™ defense aerosol sunscreen,
  • NEUTROGENA® Ultra Sheer® aerosol sunscreen, and
  • AVEENO® Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen.

Benzene is a human carcinogen that can cause cancer when people are exposed to a large amount or for a long period of time.

In the recall, Johnson and Johnson reported, “While benzene is not an ingredient in any of our sunscreen products, it was detected in some samples of the impacted aerosol sunscreen finished products. We are investigating the cause of this issue, which is limited to certain aerosol sunscreen products.”

The recalled products were sold nationwide through many vendors. If you have one of these products,  you are asked to stop using them and throw them away immediately. Be sure to follow environmental and safety guidelines on how to properly dispose of aerosol cans.

If you want a refund, call 1-800-458-1673. The line is available 24/7.

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