TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Energizer Canada, Inc. announced today it is initiating a voluntary
market withdrawal of the continuous spray Banana Boat sun care products
identified in the table below due to a potential risk of product
igniting on the skin if contact is made with a source of ignition
before the product is completely dry.
Banana Boat Ultra Defense SPF 60 Spray Sunscreen, 180ml
Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 60 Spray Sunscreen, 180ml
Energizer is voluntarily removing these products from retail outlets
because of this potential safety concern. Energizer believes that this
issue is associated with the product delivery system, specifically the
size of the spray valve opening on the affected products. The spray
valve opening on the affected products dispenses more than is typical
in the industry for continuous sun care sprays. As a result, the
product is taking longer to dry on the skin than is typical with other
continuous sprays. If a consumer comes into contact with a flame or
spark prior to complete drying of the product on the skin, there is a
potential for the product to ignite.
Energizer is notifying its retail partners to stop selling the product.
Energizer has received four reports of adverse events involving burns
associated with the use of the Banana Boat continuous spray products in
the US, and one event in Canada. Consumer safety is the primary
objective of Energizer and therefore it has voluntarily initiated this
market withdrawal. As already described, Energizer believes it has
identified the cause of this safety concern and expects to offer new
Banana Boat continuous spray products shortly.
Consistent with existing warnings on all continuous spray suncare
products, consumers should take care to avoid sources of ignition when
using these products, should not smoke while using these products, and
should not use these products in the presence of a flame or spark.
Consumers who have purchased any of the above listed products are
advised not to use them. Consumers with questions or complaints
regarding this market withdrawal can contact Energizer by calling
Consumer Affairs at 1-888-SUN-TIPS (1-888-786-8477) Monday through
Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM Eastern, or by sending an email to:
These over-the-counter products were distributed nationwide to
wholesalers and retailers from January of 2010 through September 30,
SOURCE: Energizer Canada
For further information:
Company Media Contact: Michael Abbass 416-413-5205 / Caitie Wallman 416-413-5206