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Banana Boat recalling some spray-on products after reports of people catching fire

The maker of Banana Boat sunscreen is voluntarily recalling a few of its spray-on products in Canada and the U.S. following reports that people have caught on fire after applying the product and making contact with an open flame.

According to Energizer Holdings Canada, four burn cases were reported in the U.S. and one in Canada.

In Canada, the company is yanking two types of continuous spray Banana Boat sun care products from store shelves countrywide Banana Boat Ultra Defense SPF 60 Spray Sunscreen 180 ml and Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 60 Spray Sunscreen 180 ml.

Affected Products UPC
Banana Boat Ultra Defense SPF 60 Spray Sunscreen, 180ml 79656 04991-6
Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 60 Spray Sunscreen, 180ml 79656 04990-9

“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,” the company said in a statement.

The over-the-counter products were sold across Canada from January 2010 to Sept. 20, 2012.

In the U.S., the company is recalling 23 varieties from store shelves, including UltraMist Sport, UltraMist Ultra Defence and UltraMist Kids.

The company said the issue appears to be caused by the spray valve, which is releasing too much of the product.
“As a result, the product is taking longer to dry on the skin than is typical with other continuous sprays,” the company said.

Consumers who purchased the products are being told not to use them. More information is available from the manufacturer at 1-888-SUN-TIPS (1-888-786-8477) Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET. or by sending an email to: SUNCARE@customerfollowup.info.