Coppertone, owned by Beiersdorf, is recalling some of its aerosol sunscreen products due to the presence of benzene.
The company is voluntarily recalling specific lots of five Coppertone aerosol sunscreen sprays manufactured between 10 January and 15 June to the consumer level. The specific products recalled are: Coppertone Pure & Simple SPF 50 5.0 oz aerosol sunscreen spray; Coppertone Pure & Simple Kids SPF 50 5.0 oz aerosol sunscreen spray; Coppertone Pure & Simple Baby SPF 50 5.0 oz aerosol sunscreen spray; Coppertone Sport Mineral SPF 50 5.0 oz aerosol sunscreen spray; and Travel-size Coppertone Sport Spray 50 1.6 oz aerosol sunscreen spray.
Daily exposure to benzene at the levels detected in the affected Coppertone products would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences based on generally accepted exposure modelling by numerous regulatory agencies.
However, ‘out of an abundance of caution’, the company said it is recalling certain lots of the product. To date, the company has not received any reports of adverse events related to the recall.
The aerosol sunscreen products were distributed nationally across the US through various retailers. Consumers are advised to stop using these specific Coppertone aerosol products and dispose of them appropriately.
In July, Johnson & Johnson recalled five Neutrogena® and Aveeno® aerosol sunscreen product lines due to the presence of benzene. Internal testing identified low levels of benzene in some samples of the products.