Recently, Rebecca Cannon used an aerosol sunscreen, Banana Boat SPF 50, on her 14-month-old daughter, Kyla, as a precaution, even though she wouldn’t really be in the sun. Rebecca read the directions to ensure it would be safe for her daughter. The product said it was safe for children over 6 months old. So, Rebecca applied the sunscreen as directed. However, after using the product, her daughter had severe burns over her face.
Upon returning from the hospital, Rebecca did some research and was alarmed to learn, there were a disturbing number of cases like hers. She said, “I don’t understand why it’s not removed from the shelves!” After seeing the burns on this little one’s face, we thought we’d help this mother spread her words of warning about aerosol sunscreens. (read story here)