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Banana Boat Aerosol Sunscreen Recalled After Stow Man Catches Fire

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BOSTON (CBS) – The makers of Banana Boat sunscreen announced on Friday that they are voluntarily recalling an entire line of aerosol sunscreens over the risk that they could catch fire after being applied to a person’s skin.

burn Banana Boat Aerosol Sunscreen Recalled After Stow Man Catches Fire

Brett Sigworth says he caught on fire after applying sunscreen.

WBZ-TV reported back in May that Brett Sigworth of Stow stepped in front of a barbecue grill shortly after applying the aerosol spray-on sunscreen, and his body was immediately engulfed in flames.

Sigworth suffered second-degree burns on his chest, ear and back.

The makers of Banana Boat, Energizer Holdings, say they believe the problem has to do with the design of the UltraMist spray can.

“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 company said in a recall announcement on its website. “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.”

The company says it is in the process of fixing the issue and expects to have revamped Banana Boat spray sunscreen products back on shelves in the near future.

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., or by sending an email to:  SUNCARE@customerfollowup.info.

The list of recalled products includes:

Affected Product UPC
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 15 Continuous Spray 6oz 7965600979-8
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray 6oz 7965600878-4
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Bonus Continuous Spray 8oz 7965600955-2
Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 30 Continuous Spray 6oz 7965604626-7
Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 30 Bonus Continuous Spray 8oz 7965600956-9
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Family Size Continuous Spray 9.5oz 7965605167-4
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Continuous Spray 6oz 7965600933-0
Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 50 Continuous Spray 6oz 7965604492-8
Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 50 Bonus Continuous Spray 8oz 7965604549-9
Banana Boat UltraMist Kids SPF 50 Clear Continuous Spray 6oz 7965604495-9
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Bonus Continuous Spray 8oz 7965604551-2
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50+ Continuous Spray 9.5oz. 7965605110-0
Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 85 Continuous Spray 6oz 7965604654-0
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 85 Continuous Spray 6oz 7965604665-6
Banana Boat UltraMist Kids SPF 85 Continuous Spray 6oz 7965604916-9
Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 85 Bonus Continuous Spray 8oz 7965604677-9
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 85 Bonus Continuous Spray 8oz 7965604679-3
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SFP30 Continuous Spray 2pk 6oz 7965605374-6
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Continuous Spray 2pk 6oz 7965605028-8
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray  2pk 6oz w/Sport Lotion & Lip 7965605389-0
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray 8oz w/Sport Lip Balm 7965607951-7
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray 6oz w/$1 Instant Redeemable Coupon 7965607975-3
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Continuous Spray 3ct 6oz 7965605464-4
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