Johnson & Johnson recalls Neutrogena spray sunscreen after detecting high levels of benzene
Health Canada said in an advisory report that Johnson & Johnson is recalling several Neutrogena spray sunscreens after an “elevated benzene content” was detected in the test.
Health Canada said the company is recalling “all batches” of Neutrogena Beach Defense and Ultra Sheer sunscreen products for children and adults in the form of aerosols, “after an increase in benzene was detected in tests conducted by the company.”
Health Canada stated that long-term and frequent exposure to high levels of benzene can bring health risks. This contact can occur through inhalation or absorption through the skin.
Health Canada advises the public to stop using the recalled sunscreen products- The full list can be found here — If you have been using them and have specific concerns, please consult a health professional.
Sunscreen users who have questions about the recall can call Johnson & Johnson toll-free at 1-800-458-1673.
The recall was carried out after similar efforts in the United States. Announced earlier this week.