Johnson & Johnson have issued a recall over sunscreens after they were found to have carcinogen traces.
There are at least 5 aerosol sunscreen products that are now being recalled as a part of the recent announcement from the company. This is because those sunscreens were found to have traces of benzene in some of the samples.
The benzene found in the sunscreen samples is considered to be a carcinogen.
Sunscreen Items being Recalled From Johnson & Johnson:
- Neutrogena Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen
- Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen
- Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen
- Neutrogena Invisible Daily defense aerosol sunscreen
- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer aerosol sunscreen
The company has urged consumers to stay away from these sunscreens now and stop using them, that they should dispose of the products and buy an alternative sunscreen. They have also admitted that they are investigating into how the problem might have occurred in the first place. How did it get into the sunscreen samples? That is what they will work to find out.
The company has decided to go ahead and issue the recalling of the sunscreens out of caution, specifically those aerosol sunscreen items because of concerns over daily exposure to the benzene in the sunscreen. There is a worry for adverse health consequences with exposure.
These recalled sunscreen products are sold widely across B.C. and around Canada.
Benzene is not an ingredient that is supposed to be used in the sunscreen products that Neutrogena and Aveeno have put out and an investigation will allegedly take place to discover what went wrong.
Daily exposure to this carcinogen is a concern and they have already warned people to immediately stop using the sunscreen products that are now being recalled.
This is not the first product or the first recall to be issued by Johnson & Johnson. And as far as the sunscreen products go they are a company that sells thousands of bottles each year around Canada and other countries. Neutrogena and Aveeno are among the most popular brands in the market today for sunscreen products.
Johnson & Johnson has also stated that the recall of the product is voluntary and they have also notified the FDA of the move as well. They are currently working hard to pull these products with this cancer-causing chemical from the shelves.
Customers can look to get a possible refund over the issue by calling J&J’s Consumer Care Center at 1-800-458-1673.
Lawsuit Launched After Sunscreens Recalled
Now after announcing that recall they have also been hit with a class-action lawsuit over the issue of recalling those 5 spray sunscreen products.
That class action Johnson & Johnson sunscreen lawsuit is looking to seek an injunction and also seek damages on behalf of consumers that had purchased the products that were affected.
They are looking to allegedly find out how long Johnson & Johnson might have known about the issue with the sunscreen products and why it took them as long as it did to take action on the matter.
Those behind the Johnson & Johnson class action sunscreen lawsuit say that the response so far isn’t enough and that the American public deserves to know what went wrong and what is also being done to be sure that this does not happen again in the future.