Using Banana Boat sunscreen makes you a fire risk – WTF?

The maker of continuous spray Banana Boat sun care products has issued a recall due to a risk that the product could ignite on the skin if it is exposed to a flame or spark before drying…

The company has received four reports of adverse events involving burns associated with the continuous spray products in the U.S., and one in Canada.

“The spray valve opening on the affected products dispenses more than is typical in the industry for continuous sun care sprays. As a result, the product is taking longer to dry on the skin than is typical with other continuous sprays.”

Burn experts said Friday the problem appears to be extremely rare…

Dan Dillard of the Burn Prevention Network pointed out that the ingredients used in aerosol sprays are known to be flammable.

The alcohol and petroleum products listed on the containers are flammable, so the only thing you’re missing in the heat triangle is an ignition source,” Dillard said.

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Questions or complaints? Call the manufacturer at 888-786-8477 workdays or send an email to

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