Health Canada said in an advisory that Johnson & Johnson is recalling several Neutrogena sprays of sunscreens after “high levels of benzene” were detected in tests.
Health Canada says the company is recalling “all pieces” of its Neutrogena Beach Defense aerosol products and Ultra Sheer sunscreen products for children and adults “after testing by the company revealed elevated levels of benzene.”
Health Canada says that long-term and repeated exposure to high levels of benzene carries health risks. This exposure can occur by inhalation or absorption through the skin.
Health Canada is advising the public to stop using all sunscreen products that have been recalled. A full list can be found here Consult a health professional if you use them and have specific concerns.
Sunscreen users who have questions about the recall can call Johnson & Johnson, toll-free, at 1-800-458-1673.
The recall comes after a similar effort in the United States, Announced earlier this week.