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Recall for certain Banana Boat products after cancer-causing chemical detected

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(Florida) — Dangerous levels of cancer-causing agents have been found in three batches of Banana Boat’s Hair and Scalp sunscreen and the products have been recalled, according to the company.

The recall came after the carcinogen benzene was detected through factory tests.

According to the FDA, exposure to benzene can cause leukemia and severely impede the body’s ability to fight infection.

The products on the recall list include 6-ounce Banana Boat Hair and Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30.

The offending products can also be identified by lot numbers 20016AF, 20084BF, and 21139AF located on the bottom of the can.

Banana Boat is offering a full refund for the purchased products and strongly encourages those who have bought this particular sunscreen to throw it out or return it.