Traces of carcinogens have been found in the products.
Neutrogena issued a voluntary sunscreen recall on July 14, 2021, for two of its aerosol products.
The recalled products include NEUTROGENA® Ultra Sheer Body Mist sunscreen spray (SPF 30, 45, 60) and NEUTROGENA® Beach Defense (SPF 60) sunscreen spray. Apparently, these sunscreens were sold across Canada.
The recall notice states that "internal testing identified low levels of benzene in some samples of these aerosol sunscreen products." Benzene is a human carcinogen and has the potential to cause cancer "depending on the level and extent of exposure."
The notice claims that the levels of benzene found in the products likely wouldn't be enough to cause adverse health reactions.
Neutrogena advises Canadians to stop using these sunscreens immediately and throw them away.