Health Canada says it has received 26 complaints in total about bad reactions to Banana Boat sunscreen last month. At least 14 of them involve claims that using the sunscreen resulted in burned or blistered skin.
The ages of the alleged victims range from three months to 30 years.Concerns about the sunscreen came to light earlier this week when Health Canada revealed it was investigating two complaints. The parents alleged their babies developed bad facial burns and blisters after using Banana Boat Baby or Banana Boat Kids sunscreen.
Banana Boat said that it’s sympathetic to customer concerns and that consumer safety is a top concern.
Banana Boat suggests people test the product before use.
But concerned parents believe a better solution would be to stop selling the sunscreen until Banana Boat can figure out what’s behind the complaints.