Coppertone Aerosol Sunscreens Recalled After Benzene Is Found
(Bloomberg) -- Beiersdorf AG is pulling lots of five Coppertone aerosol spray sunscreens after finding they contain benzene, a chemical that has been linked to cancer, the company said in a statement Thursday.
Valisure, an independent testing lab in New Haven, Connecticut, originally identified benzene in May in widely used sunscreen and after-sun products, including the Neutrogena and CVS lines.
The lab didn’t find benzene at the time in most Coppertone products it tested, except for a tiny amount in one, though it didn’t appear to test most of the sprays Beiersdorf recalled, including its Pure & Simple mineral sunscreen SPF 50 spray for kids and babies. The recall also includes Coppertone Sport SPF 50 spray and Coppertone Sport Mineral SPF 50 spray.
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