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Sunscreen Recall: people catching on fire

Published On: Oct 19 2012 07:46:36 PM CDT
WASHINGTON -

The maker of Banana Boat sunscreen is recalling one of its spray-on products after reports that a handful of people have caught on fire after applying the lotion.
    
Energizer Holdings is pulling nearly two dozen formulations of UltraMist off store shelves due to the risk that the lotion can ignite when exposed to open flame.
    
A company spokesman said there have been five reports of people catching on fire after applying the sunscreen in the last year. Four cases were reported in the U.S. and one in Canada. More than 20 million units have been sold since UltraMist launched in 2010.
    
Energizer says the problem appears to be with the spray valve, which is over applying the product. If the sunscreen doesn't dry completely it can catch on fire.

The affected Banana Boat products were distributed nationwide to wholesalers and retailers between January 2010 and Sept. 30, 2012.

Consumers who may have the products at home are advised not to use them. Those with questions or complaints can contact Energizer at 1-888-SUN-TIPS (1-888-786-8477) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, or by sending an email to SUNCARE@customerfollowup.info.

Affected products include:

Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 15 Continuous Spray, 6 oz., 7965600979-8
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray, 6 oz., 7965600878-4
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Bonus Continuous Spray, 8 oz., 7965600955-2
Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 30 Continuous Spray, 6 oz., 7965604626-7
Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 30 Bonus Continuous Spray, 8 oz., 7965600956-9
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Family Size Continuous Spray, 9.5 oz., 7965605167-4
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Continuous Spray, 6 oz., 7965600933-0
Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 50 Continuous Spray, 6 oz., 7965604492-8
Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 50 Bonus Continuous Spray, 8 oz., 7965604549-9
Banana Boat UltraMist Kids SPF 50 Clear Continuous Spray, 6 oz., 7965604495-9
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Bonus Continuous Spray, 8 oz., 7965604551-2
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50+ Continuous Spray, 9.5 oz., 7965605110-0
Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 85 Continuous Spray, 6 oz., 7965604654-0
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 85 Continuous Spray, 6 oz., 7965604665-6
Banana Boat UltraMist Kids SPF 85 Continuous Spray, 6 oz., 7965604916-9
Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 85 Bonus Continuous Spray, 8 oz., 7965604677-9
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 85 Bonus Continuous Spray, 8 oz., 7965604679-3
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SFP 30 Continuous Spray 2pk, 6 oz., 7965605374-6
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Continuous Spray 2pk, 6 oz., 7965605028-8
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray 2pk, 6 oz. w/Sport Lotion & Lip, 7965605389-0
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray, 8 oz. w/Sport Lip Balm, 7965607951-7
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray, 6 oz. $1 Instant Redeemable Coupon, 7965607975-3
Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Continuous Spray 3ct, 6 oz.