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Johnson & Johnson Recalls Sunscreen

By: Caitlin Boyles

We recently shared a post about traces of benzene being found in different brands of sunscreen.  Benzene is a carcinogen that causes the cells in the body to not work properly.  If a person is exposed to substantial amounts of benzene they could be at high risk of being diagnosed with anemia, loss of white blood cells, leukemia or excessive bleeding.

Recently, Johnson & Johnson made the decision to recall five different types of their Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol spray sunscreens – all were sold at retail stores in the US.  These five are:

  1. Neutrogena Beach Defense
  2. Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport
  3. Neutrogena Invisible Dry
  4. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer
  5. Aveeno Protect + Refresh

In a statement from Johnson & Johnson, “While benzene is not an ingredient in any of our sunscreen products, it was detected in some samples of the impacted aerosol sunscreen finished products.”[1]  The company will continue to investigate why traces benzene is being found in these products.

If you have any of these types of sunscreens in your home, please do not use them and throw them out.  If any consumers have questions or would like to seek a refund, you can call 1-800-458-1673.

[1] Jiménez, J. (2021, July 15). Johnson & Johnson Recalls Sunscreen Because of Benzene Traces. The New York Times.

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