What You Need to Know
We are recalling the NEUTROGENA® Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen as internal testing identified low levels of benzene in some samples of this product
The only sunscreen product impacted is the NEUTROGENA® Cool Dry Sport Spray SPF50 5.5oz (150g)
What is Benzene?
Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen, a substance that could potentially cause cancer depending on the level and extent of exposure. Benzene is ubiquitous in the environment. Humans around the world have daily exposures indoors and outdoors from multiple sources. Benzene can be absorbed, to varying degrees, by inhalation, through the skin, and orally.
Daily exposure to benzene in these sunscreen products at the levels detected in internal testing would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences.
Out of an abundance of caution, we are voluntarily recalling all lots of this specific sunscreen aerosol product.
This product was distributed nationwide through a variety of retail channels.
Consumers should stop using these specific aerosol products and appropriately discard them.
Consumers may contact our Consumer Care Center with questions regarding the voluntary recall or to request a product exchange of equal value (SGD26.90) for all J&J consumer products by calling 800-601-1460
Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have any questions, concerns or have experienced any problems related to using these aerosol sunscreens. Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to our Consumer Care Center.
Importance of Sunscreen
Sunscreen use is critical to public health. Melanoma incidences continue to increase worldwide, and the majority of cases are caused by excessive sun exposure. It is important that people everywhere continue to take appropriate sun protection measures, including the continued use of alternative sunscreen.