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Spray-on sunscreen use discouraged for children while FDA safety investigation is ongoing

Health officials are warning parents not to use spray sunscreen on their children. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began an investigation into this type of sunscreen in 2011 and we are still awaiting its verdict. “We now say that until the FDA completes its analysis, the products should generally not be used by or on children,” says Consumer Reports. “We have also removed one sunscreen spray — Ocean Potion Kids Instant Dry Mist SPF 50 — from the group of recommended sunscreens in our sunscreen Ratings, because it is marketed especially for children.” Consumer Reports has tested sunscreens in ... Read More

Baby, kids sunscreens recalled due to microbial contamination

W.S. Badger Company is recalling all lots of its 4-ounce SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotions and one lot of its 4-ounce SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion due to microbial contamination. The products were tested and found to be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida parapsilosis and Acremonium fungi. No adverse events have been associated with this recall. The sunscreens are sold in the United States and Canada online and at major retailers as well as independent food co-ops and pharmacies. The product can be identified by matching the UPC with the Lot Code, which can be found on the top front ... Read More