Coppertone recalls five aerosol sunscreens sold by retailers nationwide after finding the cancer-causing chemical benzene in some batches of the products. The company also advises consumers to stop using the affected products, which were made between January 10, 2021, and June 15, 2021.
The Coppertone recall involves 12 lots of Pure & Simple SPF 50, Pure & Simple Kinds SPF 50, Pure & Simply Baby SPF 50, Sport Mineral SPF 50, travel-size Coppertone and Sport Spray SPF 50. The company has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall, the brand, owned by Hamburg, Germany-based manufacturer Beiersdorf.
According to the announcement, Bayer issued the recall as a precautionary measure noting that the benzene levels in these products aren’t likely to cause health problems. The recall covers all lots of Tinactin and Lotrimin AF sprays that start with certain lot numbers.