Johnson & Johnson has issued a sunscreen recall that includes five popular sunscreens after they were found to have levels of benzene in them. Benzene is a known carcinogen, associated with an increased risk of certain cancers like leukemia.
The Johnson & Johnson recalled products are spray sunscreens, packaged in aerosol cans, which include:
- Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen
- Neutrogena Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen
- Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen
- Neutrogena Invisible Daily Defense aerosol sunscreen
- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer aerosol sunscreen
The Lyon Firm is investigating cancer cases linked to the frequent use of toxic sunscreens. Joe Lyon engages corporations nationwide when their defective and dangerous products harm consumers. The Lyon Firm is currently involved in other litigation against Johnson & Johnson and several other multinational companies.
Sunscreen Recalled Due to Cancer Risks
After testing found benzene in the sunscreen products, Johnson & Johnson said consumers should stop using the sunscreens immediately. The company is having the dangerous products from shelves nationwide. JNJ released a statement that read: “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.”
Small amounts of benzene were detected in dozens of popular sunscreens, according to recent reports. The chemical was found in 78 of almost 300 sprays and lotions tested, including products sold by Banana Boat and CVS, according to Valisure.