Press Release:- The Ministry of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs informs the public that Johnson & Johnson recently issued a voluntary recall of five of its aerosol sunscreen products due to the discovery of trace amounts of benzene, a chemical linked to blood cancers such as leukaemia.
The recall involves four Neutrogena sunscreen versions —
- NEUTROGENA® Beach Defense® aerosol sunscreen,
- NEUTROGENA® Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen,
- NEUTROGENA® Invisible Daily™ defense aerosol sunscreen,
- NEUTROGENA® Ultra Sheer® aerosol sunscreen, and
- AVEENO® Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen.
Johnson & Johnson has stated that daily exposure to benzene in these aerosol sunscreen products at the levels detected in the testing would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences, and as a result has issued a voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution.
The Consumer Affairs Department launched an investigation into the availability of these items on the local market. The investigations revealed that the local supplier has reached out to its customers who purchased these items.
However, the Ministry urges consumers who purchased the above mentioned sunscreens from overseas suppliers to stop using the product immediately and call Johnson and Johnson Customer Care Centre at 1-800-458-1673.
Any consumer who needs clarification or assistance should contact the Consumer Affairs Department at 468-4229 or 468-4231.