Coppertone® Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Specific Lots of Sun-Screen Sprays - 10/6/21
Company Announcement Date:
September 30, 2021
FDA Publish Date:
September 30, 2021
Skin Care Products
Reason for Announcement:
Presence of benzene
Coppertone, owned by Beiersdorf
Coppertone aerosol sunscreen spray products
Coppertone, owned by Beiersdorf, is voluntarily recalling specific lots of five Coppertone aerosol sunscreen spray products manufactured between the dates of January 10, 2021 and June 15, 2021 to the consumer level. Coppertone has identified the presence of benzene in these lots of products
Twelve lots of Coppertone spray products are impacted by this voluntary recall, specifically:
|UPC||Product Description||Lot||Manufacturing Date|
|00072140028817||CT P&S BABY SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S||TN0083J||1/10/2021|
|00072140028817||CT P&S BABY SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S||TN0083K||1/11/2021|
|00072140028824||CT P&S KIDS SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S||TN00854||1/12/2021|
|00072140028824||CT P&S KIDS SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S||TN00855||1/14/2021|
|00072140028701||CT SPORT MIN SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S||TN008KU||3/15/2021|
|00072140028701||CT SPORT MIN SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S||TN008KV||3/16/2021|
|00072140028800||CT P&S SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S||TN00BR2||3/31/2021|
|00072140028817||CT P&S BABY SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S||TN009GH||3/31/2021|
|00072140028824||CT P&S KIDS SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S||TN00857||4/6/2021|
|00041100005069||CT SPORT SPRAY SPF50 1.6OZ 24S||TN00BU3||5/6/2021|
|00072140028800||CT P&S SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S||TN00CJ4||6/15/2021|
|00072140028824||CT P&S KIDS SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S||TN00CJV||6/15/2021|
Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen. Exposure to benzene can occur through inhalation, oral, and skin and it could, depending on the level and extent of exposure, result in an increased risk of cancers including leukemia, and blood cancer of the bone marrow and other blood disorders which can be life-threatening.
Daily exposure to benzene at the levels detected in these affected Coppertone aerosol sunscreen spray products would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences based on generally accepted exposure modeling by numerous regulatory agencies.
Out of an abundance of caution, we are recalling certain lots of these specific aerosol sunscreen spray products. To date, Coppertone has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.
The voluntarily recalled sunscreen spray products are packaged in aerosol cans. The products were distributed nationally in the United States through various retailers. Consumers should stop using these specific Coppertone aerosol sunscreen spray products and dispose of them appropriately.
* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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