Energizer Holdings voluntarily withdrawing several Banana Boat sun care products

ST. LOUIS — Energizer Holdings is initiating a voluntary withdrawal of the continuous spray Banana Boat sun care products identified below because of a potential risk of the products igniting on the skin if contact is made with a source of ignition before the product is completely dry, the manufacturer announced on Friday.

Affected product/UPC:   

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 15 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965600979-8

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965600878-4

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Bonus Continuous Spray 8 oz., 7965600955-2

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 30 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965604626-7

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 30 Bonus Continuous Spray 8 oz., 7965600956-9

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Family Size Continuous Spray 9.5 oz., 7965605167-4

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965600933-0

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 50 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965604492-8

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 50 Bonus Continuous Spray 8 oz., 7965604549-9

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Kids SPF 50 Clear Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965604495-9

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Bonus Continuous Spray 8 oz., 7965604551-2

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50+ Continuous Spray 9.5 oz., 7965605110-0

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 85 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965604654-0

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 85 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965604665-6

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Kids SPF 85 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965604916-9

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 85 Bonus Continuous Spray 8 oz., 7965604677-9

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 85 Bonus Continuous Spray 8 oz., 7965604679-3

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SFP30 Continuous Spray 2pk 6 oz., 7965605374-6

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Continuous Spray 2pk 6 oz., 7965605028-8

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray 2pk 6 oz., w/ Sport Lotion & Lip, 7965605389-0

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray 8 oz. w/ Sport Lip Balm, 7965607951-7

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray 6 oz. w/ $1 Instant Redeemable Coupon, 7965607975-3

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Continuous Spray 3ct 6 oz., 7965605464-4

Energizer is voluntarily removing these products from retail outlets because of this potential safety concern. Energizer believes that this issue is associated with the product delivery system, specifically the size of the spray valve opening on the affected products. The spray valve opening on the affected products dispenses more than is typical in the industry for continuous sun care sprays. As a result, the product is taking longer to dry on the skin than is typical with other continuous sprays. 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.

Energizer is notifying its retail partners to stop selling the product.  Energizer has received four reports of adverse events involving burns associated with the use of the Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 and 50 products in the United States, and one event in Canada. 

Consistent with existing warnings on all continuous spray sun care products, consumers should take care to avoid sources of ignition when using these products, should not smoke while using these products and should not use these products in the presence of a flame or spark.

Consumers who have purchased any of the above listed products are advised not to use them. Consumers with questions or complaints regarding this market withdrawal can contact Energizer by calling Consumer Affairs at 1-800-SAFESUN (1-800-723-3786) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern, or by sending an email to: suncare@customerfollowup.info.

These products were distributed nationwide to wholesalers and retailers from January 2010 through Sept. 30, 2012.

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