Neutrogena Aerosol Spray

The Problem: Neutrogena Aerosol Spray Sunscreens and an Aveeno Sunscreen’s use has been linked to leukemia and other cancers.

The Response: These products were recently voluntarily recalled by Johnson & Johnson.

What Can We Do to Help: Our experienced attorneys can review your medical records and advise you if filing a case is in your best interest.

The attorneys at Gallon, Takacs & Boissoneault are investigating allegations that select Neutrogena and an Aveeno aerosol spray sunscreens have been linked to leukemia and other cancers. These products were recently voluntarily recalled by Johnson & Johnson. This comes after the independent pharmaceutical testing lab Valisure discovered 78 lots of sunscreen and sun care products manufactured by various companies contained significant levels of benzene, a cancer-causing chemical. If you or someone you know . Find out if you can seek compensation for your injuries by completing our free case evaluation.

This recall came seven weeks after the independent lab and online pharmacy Valisure filed a citizen petition with the FDA. Valisure alleges it discovered higher-than-acceptable concentrations of the cancer-causing chemical in 78 popular sunscreens from various manufacturers. The suit claims Neutrogena and Johnson & Johnson have violated both federal law and a Florida consumer protection statute given benzene—a chemical that can be derived from petroleum and is a “well-established cause of cancer in humans”—was not disclosed as an ingredient on the sunscreens’ labels. By advertising their sunscreens as “safe and effective” and hiding the presence of benzene, the defendants have unlawfully sold misbranded or adulterated products, the lawsuit alleges. As stated in the complaint:

Benzene, a known human carcinogen, is not on the FDA’s list of acceptable active or inactive ingredients for Sunscreen Products. Nor is benzene identified as an active or inactive ingredient on any of the Neutragena [sic] Sunscreen Products. Nevertheless, Defendants proclaim in their advertising that ‘Neutrogena maintains that the sunscreen ingredients we use are safe and effective . . .’, which is a false and misleading statement.”

According to the lawsuit, there is “no safe level of benzene” exposure, meaning the defendant’s products are unsuitable for human use and could even endanger users’ health.

The case seeks a court order requiring that the defendants stop selling the allegedly affected products and issue a recall if necessary, among other corrective actions. The lawsuit also looks to give people who purchased the Neutrogena sunscreens their money back.

The recalled sunscreens are:

  • Neutrogena Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen
  • Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen
  • Neutrogena Invisible Daily defense aerosol sunscreen
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer aerosol sunscreen
  • Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen

If you or someone you know has developed leukemia and other cancers after using one of the recalled products, please contact our firm at 1-800-Gallon1 (1-800-425-5661) or fill out a free case evaluation form. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve.


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