The recall applies to all lots of Neutrogena Beach Defense and Ultra Sheer Aerosol Sunscreen Spray for Adults and Children with SPF 30, 45 and 60.
Health Canada has said consumers should stop using these products, warning that frequent and long-term exposure to high levels of benzene has been linked to serious health risks, including leukemia and other cancers. .
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The agency says similar recalls were issued in the United States after an independent lab found high levels of benzene in several sunscreens and after-sun products.
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In a press release announcing the voluntary recall in the United States last week, Johnson & Johnson says benzene is not an ingredient in any of its sunscreens, but low levels have been detected in some samples of some finished products aerosol sunscreen.
The health giant said it was investigating the problem.
Health Canada urges Canadians to continue wearing sunscreen to protect themselves from sun damage. It states that anyone with health problems related to the recalled products should contact a healthcare professional.