Johnson & Johnson recalls five of its sunscreen products

Johnson & Johnson recalls five of its sunscreen products

Johnson & Johnson said that it is recalling five of its sunscreen products after some samples were found to contain low levels of benzene, a chemical that can cause cancer with repeated exposure.

The recall includes all can sizes and all levels of sun protection factor, or SPF. The products were distributed nationwide through retailers.

The affected products, packaged in aerosol cans, are Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen, and four Neutrogena sunscreen versions: Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen, CoolDry Sport aerosol sunscreen, Invisible Daily Defense aerosol sunscreen and UltraSheer aerosol sunscreen.

Johnson & Johnson said the benzene was found after testing by the company and an independent laboratory.

It is investigating how the chemical got into the products.

J&J said it’s working to get all lots of the five products removed from store shelves.

It urged consumers to stop using the sunscreens immediately.

More information is available at the websites for Neutrogena and Aveeno.

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