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Public Alert No.0039/2021 – Coppertone® Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of Specific Lots Of Pure & Simple Spf 50 Spray (2021 Launch), Sport Mineral Spf 50 Spray (2021 Launch), And Travel-Size Coppertone® Sport Spray Spf 50 (1.6oz) Aerosols Sunscreen Sprays Due To The Presence Of Benzene

October 21, 2021,

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has been informed by U.S Food and drug Administration (FDA) that Coppertone, owned by Beiersdorf, is voluntarily recalling specific lots of five Coppertone aerosol sunscreen spray products manufactured between the dates of January 10, 2021 and June 15, 2021 to the consumer level.  Coppertone has identified the presence of benzene in these lots of products.

Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen. Exposure to benzene can occur through inhalation, oral, and skin and it could, depending on the level and extent of exposure, result in an increased risk of cancers including leukemia, and cancer of the bone marrow and other blood disorders which can be life-threatening.  

Daily exposure to benzene at the levels detected in these affected Coppertone aerosol sunscreen spray products is not expected to cause adverse health consequences based on generally accepted exposure modeling by numerous regulatory agencies.  

PRODUCTS DETAILS

UPC Product Description Lot Manufacturing Date
00072140028817 CT P&S BABY SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S TN0083J 1/10/2021
00072140028817 CT P&S BABY SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S TN0083K 1/11/2021
00072140028824 CT P&S KIDS SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S TN00854 1/12/2021
00072140028824 CT P&S KIDS SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S TN00855 1/14/2021
00072140028701 CT SPORT MIN SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S TN008KU 3/15/2021
00072140028701 CT SPORT MIN SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S TN008KV 3/16/2021
00072140028800 CT P&S SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S TN00BR2 3/31/2021
00072140028817 CT P&S BABY SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S TN009GH 3/31/2021
00072140028824 CT P&S KIDS SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S TN00857 4/6/2021
00041100005069 CT SPORT SPRAY SPF50 1.6OZ 24S TN00BU3 5/6/2021
00072140028800 CT P&S SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S TN00CJ4 6/15/2021
00072140028824 CT P&S KIDS SPF50 SPRAY 5OZ 12S TN00CJV 6/15/2021

RECOMMENDATIONS

NAFDAC implores importers, distributors, and consumers in possession of the recalled lots of five Coppertone aerosol sunscreen spray products to discontinue sale or use and handover remaining stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.

Health professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or quality problems experienced with the use of these medicines to the nearest NAFDAC office, NAFDAC PRASCOR [20543 or 0800-1-NAFDAC (0800-1-623322) TOLL FREE from all networks] or via pharmacovigilance@nafdac.gov.ng or via eReporting platform available on the NAFDAC website www.nafdac.gov.ng or via Med Safety Application available for download on Android and IOS stores.

NAFDAC……..Customer-focused, Agency-minded!!!

Signed Management

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