Fire Risk Spurs Banana Boat Spray Sunscreen Recall

Medically Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD on October 22, 2012

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, US7965600979-8
Banana Boat Ultra Mist Sport SPF 30 Spray 6oz. 2/37965600878-4
Banana Boat Sport 30 Bonus Continuous Spray 8oz - US7965600955-2
Banana Boat Ultra Mist Ultra Defense SPF 30, 6oz7965604626-7
Banana Boat BONUS 8oz Ultra Defense SPF 30 Ultra Mist7965600956-9
Banana Boat FAMILY SIZE SPORT 30 Ultra Mist 9.5OZ7965605167-4
Banana Boat Ultra Mist Sport SPF 50 6oz, 2/3s7965600933-0
Banana Boat Ultra Defense Ultra Mist SPF 50 6oz. 2/3s7965604492-8
Ultra Defense 50 Bonus Continuous Spray, 8oz, US7965604549-9
Banana Boat Ultra Mist Kids SPF 50 Clear 6oz. 2/37965604495-9
Banana Boat Sport 50 Bonus Continuous Spray 8oz, US7965604551-2
Banana Boat Ultra Mist Sport Performance SPF 50+ Spray 9.5oz.7965605110-0
Banana Boat Ultra Mist Ultra Defense 85 Spray 6oz7965604654-0
Banana Boat Ultra Mist Sport 85 Spray 6oz, US7965604665-6
Banana Boat Kids SPF 85 Spray 6oz, US7965604916-9
Banana Boat BONUS 8oz Ultra Defense SPF 85 Ultra Mist7965604677-9
Banana Boat BONUS 8oz Sport SPF 85 Ultra Mist7965604679-3
Banana Boat 6oz Sport SFP30 Spray Twin Pack79656-05374-6
Banana Boat 6oz Sport SPF50 Spray Twin Pack79656-05028-8
Banana Boat 6oz Spt30 Ultra Mist 2pk w/Sport Lotion&Lip79656-05389-0
8oz Banana Boat Sport SPF30 UltraMist w/Sport LipBalm79656-07951-7
Banana Boat 6OZ SPT 30 UltraMist W/$1 Instant
Redeemable Coupon
Banana Boat 6oz SPORT SPF50 Ultra Mist 3PK79656-05464-4

Customers with questions may contact Energizer by calling 800-723-3786 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern time, or by sending an email to [email protected]