1 mth, 3 wks ago

Sunscreen recall

Please check your sunscreens that you currently have and when you purchase in future. There has been a recent recall as some sunscreens have Benzene in and this can be cancer forming .

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  • 1 mth, 3 wks ago

    Good to see that companies let us know asap and you are right the risk is low -You can’t unchange what has happened it’s what you do about it when you know .

  • 1 mth, 3 wks ago

    I had four of the sunscreens listed around the house & work but thankfully they were all from different batches.

  • 1 mth, 3 wks ago

    It’s good that companies are being honest and letting the public know so we can be aware. The same happened with Neutrogena spray on. I received a gift card for the bottles I had. It is frightening to think I had been using this on my disabled son. Like these it was a certain batch. I realise the risks of having used them is low but it is scary to think something used to help can harm. We do our best with the information we have at the time.

  • 1 mth, 3 wks ago

    Thanks for the heads up. I’ve got a tube of The Cancer Council Sensitive sunscreen in my fridge at home, will have to check the batch number when I get back.

  • 1 mth, 3 wks ago

    There was a Banana Boat recall at the beginning of the year. I sent in my effected batch numbers and they sent me a gift card to be used in lieu of a refund.

    • 1 mth, 3 wks ago

      Yes it is not a scare but just the companies taking ownership of a prob;em and good to know just certain batches .Thank you for finding out more information as the paper did not clarify

  • 1 mth, 3 wks ago

    Thanks for TGA link. It was very helpful. Don’t be scared of sunscreen people. It’s just a bad few batches.

  • 1 mth, 3 wks ago

    So does that mean retailers take them off the shelves if they are still being sold.
    Think I had a Nivea and Cancer Council one, not sure about the batch numbers.
    To be honest haven’t used much sunscreen as we’ve had so much rain where I live.

  • 1 mth, 3 wks ago

    The official information is on the TGA website, and it’s only certain batches of certain products from certain brands. Please don’t boycott all sunscreens from those brands, just check the product/batch.

    BH system stops my comments if I post links, I’ll post the link separately but please Google TGA sunscreen recall.

    • 1 mth, 3 wks ago

      The products and batch numbers are:

      * Cancer Council Sensitive Sunscreen SPF50+ 110mL (Tube) Batch: 1103178
      * Cancer Council Sensitive Sunscreen SPF50+ 200mL (Pump) Batch: 1099751
      * NIVEA Sun Protect & Moisture SPF30 Lotion 200ml SPF30 lotion batch: 12640440-BN
      * NIVEA Sun Protect & Moisture SPF50+ Roll On 65ml SPF50+ roll on batch: 12669940BN
      * Bondi Sands SPF 50+ Lotion Spray Coconut Beach 200ml Batches: 104263, 1104743 and 1104264
      * Baby Bum Mineral SPF50+ Lotion 88mL N1118B and N1118C

  • 1 mth, 3 wks ago

    Hi Perth Chic -I read it yesterday in the Australian news -They advised The sunscreens are Cancer Society,Nivea,Bondi Sands and Baby Bum – I have checked the sunscreen I have from the Cancer Society and it is Ok but worth checking and good to know

  • 1 mth, 3 wks ago

    Where did you read this information? Any brands in particular?

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