On July 14, Johnson & Johnson announced a recall of most of its Aveeno and Neutrogena spray sunscreens after a potentially cancer-causing chemical, benzene, was found in some samples. Johnson & Johnson announced that consumers should stop using and discard the sunscreens included in the recall immediately.
This recall comes after online pharmacy Valisure filed a Citizen Petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the alarming amounts of benzene in multiple sunscreen brands. Valisure urged the FDA to remove the products from the market--including some of the sunscreens included in Johnson & Johnson’s recall. Valisure was the testing facility that discovered the contamination of popular medications such as Zantac and Valsartan with the probable human carcinogen NDMA.
Large amounts of benzene exposure can lead to cancer. Immediate side effects to high levels of exposure can include dizziness, confusion, and rapid or regulator heartbeats.
List of Recalled Sunscreens:
Neutrogena Beach Defense
Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport
Neutrogena Invisible Daily
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer
Aveeno Protect + Refresh
How GoldenbergLaw Can Help You
If you or a loved one suffered an injury after using a recalled Johnson & Johnson sunscreen, contact the team at GoldenbergLaw. Our team has provided the Gold standard of advocacy for more than thirty years. You can leave the sleepless nights to us!