Banana Boat Says Its Sunscreens Cannot Cause Chemical Burns

CTV NEWS — Though a growing number of Canadian parents are alleging that Banana Boat sunscreens left their children with burns and blisters, it remains unclear whether the products are in fact to blame.

Health Canada says that it has received 139 complaints about Banana Boat sunscreen products in the past two months. But it says it has not determined that the products are responsible for the severe reactions those consumers have reported.

Though a growing number of Canadian parents are alleging that Banana Boat sunscreens left their children with burns and blisters, it remains unclear whether the products are in fact to blame.

Health Canada says that it has received 139 complaints about Banana Boat sunscreen products in the past two months. But it says it has not determined that the products are responsible for the severe reactions those consumers have reported.

In a statement to CTV News, the health agency noted that adverse reaction reports are simply suspected associations that reflect the opinion of the individual making the report.

“Observations made by people who use a product are not proof a specific substance caused a reaction,” the agency said.

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