Sunscreen Recall: J & J Pulls Five Sunscreens Due to Benzene Contamination


Johnson & Johnson is recalling five Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreens after finding low levels of benzene in some samples.

The recalled sunscreen products include:

  • AVEENO PROTECT + REFRESH aerosol sunscreen
  • NEUTROGENA Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen
  • NEUTROGENA Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen;
  • NEUTROGENA Invisible Daily defense aerosol sunscreen 
  • NEUTROGENA Ultra Sheer aerosol sunscreen.

“Consumers should stop using these specific aerosol products and appropriately discard them,” the company stated.

J&J stated that benzene is not used in the manufacturing process and is investigating the cause of the contamination.

A class action lawsuit is seeking an injunction and damages on behalf of consumers who purchased the affected products, according to media reports.

Consumers may contact the company’s consumer care center with questions or to request a refund by calling 1-800-458-1673.

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