Benzene, a known human carcinogen, has been detected in several brands and batches of aerosol sunscreen. Benzene is known to cause cancer in humans according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You can read more details about the dangers of benzene here.
An independent lab, Valisure, discovered the benzene contamination earlier in 2021 and urged the FDA to recall the products. Soon after, Johnson & Johnson issued a voluntary recall. Now, Coppertone has added some of their sunscreens to the recall as well. Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled products and thrown them away.
Here is a list of both Johnson & Johnson and Coppertone aerosol products recalled in 2021:
- Neutrogena® Beach Defense
- Neutrogena® Cool Dry Sport
- Neutrogena® Invisible Daily Defense
- Neutrogena® Ultra Sheer
- Aveeno® Protect + Refresh
- Coppertone® Pure & Simple SPF 50
- Coppertone® Pure & Simple Kids SPF 50
- Coppertone® Pure & Simple Baby SPF 50
- Coppertone® Sport Mineral SPF 50
- Coppertone® Travel-size Sport Spray SPF 50
Clark Perdue is investigating potential cancer claims resulting from the use of recalled sunscreen products. If you believe your cancer could be linked to the use of one of these recalled sunscreens, contact the experienced team at Clark, Perdue & List.