Reach for your sunscreens as it appears a whole new batch of brands have been added to an urgent sunscreen recall of Australia’s most popular sunscreen brands, including Cancer Council and Nivea.  It seems low levels of a potentially cancer-causing chemical were detected.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) issued the recall notice today for nine batches of sunscreens across six different products.

The products include popular Cancer Council SPF50 sunscreens as well as NIVEA, Baby Bum and Coconut Beach brands.

The alert came because benzene – a human carcinogen that can cause cancer depending on the level and extent of exposure – was detected.

“Benzene is not an ingredient in sunscreens but can be a contaminant in raw materials used in the manufacturing process.” the TGA said in a statement.

Customers who have any of the recalled products are advised to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact the supplier directly.

The sunscreen recall includes the following products:

Product name (ARTG number) Sponsor Affected Batch No. Sponsor contact details
Cancer Council Sensitive Sunscreen SPF50+ 110mL (Tube)

(AUST L 278913)

Cancer Council Sensitive Sunscreen SPF50+ 110mL - Tube

VitalityBrands Worldwide Pty Ltd Batch: 1103178 1300 364 515
Cancer Council Sensitive Sunscreen SPF50+ 200mL (Pump)

(AUST L 278913)

Cancer Council Sensitive Sunscreen SPF50+ 200mL - Pump

VitalityBrands Worldwide Pty Ltd Batch: 1099751 1300 364 515
NIVEA Sun Protect & Moisture SPF30 Lotion 200ml

(AUST L 270876)

NIVEA Sun Protect & Moisture SPF30 Lotion 200ml

Beiersdorf Australia Ltd SPF30 lotion batch: 12640440-BN Beiersdorf Consumer Services

1800 103 023

NIVEA Sun Protect & Moisture SPF50+ Roll On 65ml

(AUST L 286352)

NIVEA Sun Protect & Moisture SPF50+ Roll On 65ml

Beiersdorf Australia Ltd SPF50+ roll on batch: 12669940BN Beiersdorf Consumer Services

1800 103 023

SPF 50+ Lotion Spray Coconut Beach 200ml

(AUST L 354358)

SPF 50+ Lotion Spray Coconut Beach 200ml

Bondi Sands Pty Ltd 104263, 1104743 and 1104264 1300 961 385 – Bondi Sands Customer Service Line
Baby Bum Mineral SPF50+ Lotion 88mL

(AUST L 355134)

Baby Bum Mineral SPF50+ Lotion 88mL

Sun Bum Pty Ltd N1118B and N1118C 1800 95 3664
Sun Bum Customer Service Centre

 

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