Have any sunscreen products been recalled?

Yes. Shortly after the independent pharmacy Valisure made public the results of their study concerning the benzene in 78 out of the 300 tested products, two major companies have recalled some of their sunscreens.

answered by Gregory A. Cade

Johnson & Johnson and Coppertone have both recalled some of their sunscreen products

On July 14, 2021, Johnson & Johnson voluntarily recalled five sunscreen products. Four of the products the company took off the shelves are manufactured by Neutrogena, and one is made by Aveeno. Johnson & Johnson stated that internal testing found low levels of benzene in some products. It also advised consumers to stop using contaminated sunscreen products. The following are the sunscreen products recalled by the company:

  • Beach Defense
  • Cool Dry Sport
  • Invisible Daily
  • Ultra Sheer
  • Aveeno Protect + Refresh

However, while Johnson & Johnson claimed that the concentration of benzene in their sunscreen "would not be expected to cause adverse health effects," the internal report of Consumer Reports "A Health Hazard Evaluation" that has recently been released found that the levels of benzene in the products of the company were 5 to 12 times above the safe limit, which could result in serious adverse effects with regular use. As for Coppertone, the following are the sunscreen products the company recalled, also voluntarily, in September 2021:

  • Coppertone Pure & Simple
  • Coppertone Pure & Simple Kids
  • Coppertone Pure & Simple Baby
  • Coppertone Sport Mineral
  • Coppertone Sport Spray

If you received a cancer diagnosis and had been using one of these products for 5 years or longer, you might be entitled to compensation from the liable company. For this reason, we encourage you to contact our law firm, as toxic exposure is our area of practice, and we will gladly help you obtain the money you deserve for your distress.

We will assist you with filing a benzene sunscreen claim

If you suspect your cancer was caused by the use of sunscreen tainted with benzene, do not hesitate to give our legal staff a phone call, as you are most likely eligible for compensation. To start the legal process, all you need to do is contact us, explain your situation in detail, answer our questions, and send us your medical records and other documents that you probably already have. Our experienced lawyers will thoroughly review your case, and if they determine that you are entitled to compensation, they will promptly begin preparing your benzene sunscreen claim for submission.

In the meantime, you can go on with your life as usual, as we will do the hard work for you after we obtain all the necessary details and documents from you. Eventually, you will obtain the largest sum of money you are entitled to from the responsible manufacturers, which can help you afford superior healthcare and treatment, among other things. However, you should keep in mind that these claims have a statute of limitations, which means that you should take legal action as soon as you make the connection between using tainted sunscreen and your diagnosis.

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