UPDATE: Health Canada investigating claims Banana Boat sunscreen burned babies

Two parents allege the product caused chemical burns

Health Canada is looking into allegations that a brand of sunscreen burned two children.

The agency says it has received nine complaints not including one filed late last week, regarding Banana Boat products. Four were for baby products, three were for children’s products and two were for adult products.

Two children’s products and one baby product allegedly caused burns. The baby product reaction was in 1996.

Two mothers, one from Ontario and one from Quebec, have claimed on social media that their babies suffered second-degree burns after Banana Boat products were applied.

“Health Canada is aware of the case of a 14-month-old who suffered a reaction suspected to be caused by the product, Banana Boat Kids Free Continuous Spray Sunscreen SPF 50+,” Health Canada said in a statement.

“Health Canada contacted the company, Edgewell Personal Care Canada, and is actively following-up on this case.”

In a statement released Tuesday night, Banana Boat stated that upon receiving a customer complaint about their Kids Free Spray SPF 50+, they “retested the batch and have confirmed that the product is safe for use.”


@katslepian

katya.slepian@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

The end of an Echo

Invermere Valley Echo shuts down operations in Columbia Valley

Creating a new narrative for Canal Flats

Economic development consultant hired, lists vision for next 90 days

UPDATE: Crews battle as wildfires rage in B.C. Interior

Crews brace for another day on B.C. firelines as no let up is likely

VIDEO: B.C. wildfires by the numbers

Wildfires continue to engulf regions of B.C.’s forests and communities.

VIDEO: More than 180 wildfires burning across B.C.

Firefighters from other provinces called in to assist

DTSS Grad March 2017

DTSS Grad March 2017

59 cats seized in Chase

59 neglected and injured cats were seized from a property in Chase

Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dead at age 52

The singer/songwriter passed away early Thursday morning in Detroit

Paying tribute to a primeval passage

Uninterrupted celebrates the Adams River sockeye run in an extraordinary way.

UPDATE: Pemberton Music Festival cancelled, no automatic refunds

In the past, the music festival located in Pemberton drew large crowds last year of 180,000 fans

Medical wait times cost B.C. patients $2,300 each

New Fraser Institute report places B.C. at second worst in costs associated with long wait times

UPDATE: 22 killed at Ariana Grande concert

Witnesses reported hearing two loud bangs coming from near the arena’s bars at about 10:35 p.m.

One in three Canadian high school students have rode with drinking drivers, study reveals

Nearly one in five rode with a driver who’d been smoking pot

Top court to hear federal government’s appeal on residential school records

A lower court judge ruled to destroy the stories after 15 years unless consent is given to preserve

Most Read