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Fire Risk Spurs Banana Boat Spray Sunscreen Recall

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Oct. 22, 2012 -- At least five people have caught fire after using Banana Boat spray sunscreen products, spurring a recall.

The recall includes 23 Banana Boat spray sunscreen products sold from January 2010 through September 2012.

"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," Banana Boat maker Energizer Holdings Inc. says in its recall notice.

Energizer says the problem is that the products' spray valve shoots out more sunscreen "than is typical in the industry for continuous sun care sprays." The product takes longer to dry -- and remains flammable until it's completely dry.

The company says it has received reports of four burn injuries in the U.S. and one in Canada.

Energizer asks people who have bought the recalled products not to use them.

All continuous spray sunscreen products carry warnings that they should not be used near open flames or sparks, and that people should not smoke while using the products.

The recalled products are:

Affected Product


Banana Boat Ultra Mist Sport 15 Spray 6oz, US7965600979-8Banana Boat Ultra Mist Sport SPF 30 Spray 6oz. 2/37965600878-4Banana Boat Sport 30 Bonus Continuous Spray 8oz - US7965600955-2Banana Boat Ultra Mist Ultra Defense SPF 30, 6oz7965604626-7Banana Boat BONUS 8oz Ultra Defense SPF 30 Ultra Mist7965600956-9Banana Boat FAMILY SIZE SPORT 30 Ultra Mist 9.5OZ7965605167-4Banana Boat Ultra Mist Sport SPF 50 6oz, 2/3s7965600933-0Banana Boat Ultra Defense Ultra Mist SPF 50 6oz. 2/3s7965604492-8Ultra Defense 50 Bonus Continuous Spray, 8oz, US7965604549-9Banana Boat Ultra Mist Kids SPF 50 Clear 6oz. 2/37965604495-9Banana Boat Sport 50 Bonus Continuous Spray 8oz, US7965604551-2Banana Boat Ultra Mist Sport Performance SPF 50+ Spray 9.5oz.7965605110-0Banana Boat Ultra Mist Ultra Defense 85 Spray 6oz7965604654-0Banana Boat Ultra Mist Sport 85 Spray 6oz, US7965604665-6Banana Boat Kids SPF 85 Spray 6oz, US7965604916-9Banana Boat BONUS 8oz Ultra Defense SPF 85 Ultra Mist7965604677-9Banana Boat BONUS 8oz Sport SPF 85 Ultra Mist7965604679-3Banana Boat 6oz Sport SFP30 Spray Twin Pack79656-05374-6Banana Boat 6oz Sport SPF50 Spray Twin Pack79656-05028-8Banana Boat 6oz Spt30 Ultra Mist 2pk w/Sport Lotion&Lip79656-05389-08oz Banana Boat Sport SPF30 UltraMist w/Sport LipBalm79656-07951-7Banana Boat 6OZ SPT 30 UltraMist W/$1 Instant

Redeemable Coupon79656-07975-3Banana Boat 6oz SPORT SPF50 Ultra Mist 3PK79656-05464-4