Coppertone Joins Widescale Sunscreen Recall

Earlier this year, we reported on J&J voluntarily recalling some of its sunscreen products due to possible benzene contamination concerns. Recently, Coppertone announced its own voluntary recall of some of its sunscreen products for the same reason.

According to Coppertone, it determined that only certain batches of some products might have benzene contamination issues. All of the batches were made between January 10th and June 15th of 2021. Consumers can check the manufacturing date on their Coppertone sunscreen products to quickly see if their product might be contaminated.

Specific sunscreen products that have been recalled in batches are:

  • Coppertone Pure & Simple Baby SPF 50 aerosol sunscreen
  • Coppertone Pure & Simple Kids SPF 50 aerosol sunscreen
  • Coppertone Pure & Simple SPF 50 aerosol sunscreen
  • Coppertone Sport Mineral SPF 50 aerosol sunscreen
  • Coppertone Sport Spray SPF 50 aerosol sunscreen (travel)

If you have a Coppertone sunscreen product that might be affected by the recall, then you should discontinue its use immediately. Do not throw the product away, though. Keep it securely out of reach from children and pets, but do not discard it. If you have to file a claim against Coppertone later for unsafe exposure to benzene, then the product itself might be your best piece of evidence.

To learn more about the Coppertone sunscreen recall and about what product batches have been flagged as potentially unsafe, you can click here to visit an official press release from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Why is Benzene Exposure Dangerous?

Benzene exposure has been linked to different types of cancer, especially skin cancer. The risk of skin cancer developing likely increases with repeated use of benzene-contaminated sunscreen. It is not known how many incidents of exposure are needed for there to be a minimum threshold of increased cancer risk. Even if only certain batches of Coppertone sunscreen were contaminated by benzene this year, it is still possible that a consumer could have been harmed due to it.

If you used Coppertone or a J&J brand sunscreen product and might have since been diagnosed with skin cancer, then there could be a correlation – and you might have a lawsuit to file. Contact our class action attorneys from Golomb Legal. to learn more.