The scorching heat of the sun in summers particularly damages skin badly. Although the UVB rays do not damage our skin as much as UVA rays, because UVA rays are always present around us regardless of the season and the time of the day. For this reason, sunscreens were introduced to protect the skin from the damages that are caused by sun rays. One such brand of sunscreens is Sun Bum. Let’s know about products that sun bum recall.
Sun Bum is a brand that manufactures products used by people to protect their skin from being damaged by the UV rays of the sun. Although it is a mineral-based product that provides skin moisture and blocks the UVA/UVB rays from penetrating the skin. But, recently it has got recalled by a report from New Zealand regarding overusing benzene in their products. According to this report mainly issued by New Zealand, Sun Bum’s Baby Bum Mineral SPF 50+ along with another brand’s product were recalled over benzene concerns in their products.
This company introduced its products for skin protection from the sun and to keep it healthy for the first time in 2010. Their products include skincare, hair, lip, sun, and baby care. It is a fast-growing brand that was launched with the main goal of protecting the skin from the sun and keeping it moisturized for a long time. It is famous for particularly its sun care range which claimed to provide the best protection against the sun’s damaging UV rays.
Recall on Sun Bum:
It is a recent event that happened to the brand in February 2022. Three products of Sun Bum got recalled because of the disclosed amount of benzene present in the products. Sun Bum’s Baby Bum Mineral SPF 50+ is the main product that was recalled according to a report that is issued and published by New Zealand Herald.
Reasons for the recall:
The report that was published regarding the issuance of recall on Sun Bum’s product says that the product contained a higher amount of benzene than the safe permitted level of the benzene usage in the products.
- According to a chemical test run on the 272 sunscreen products to check their quality and safe usage.
- Sun Bum’s products are among those products that contain the highest levels of benzene in their products.
Is Sun Bum dermatologically tested?
Their sun care products are rich in antioxidants and claimed to be Gluten, Cruelty, and Paraben Free which makes them safe to be applied on the skin. Plus it is a mineral-based sunscreen product.
Risks associated with using higher benzene level-containing products:
Benzene is a known human carcinogen that makes the skin at high risk of getting cancer. A higher level of benzene in the products possesses cancer-causing agents. The symptoms that are associated with using higher benzene level products include:
- Rapid heartbeat etc.
Sunscreens were introduced to protect the skin from direct exposure to the sun. It is important to protect the skin from harmful sun rays. Just like other companies with skincare products, Sun Bum also launched their sunscreens along with other skincare products. Lately one of its high-demand products has become the talk of the town when the product was recalled by the authorities claiming it to be overusing benzene in the product which is associated with many health risks. Benzene is a known cancer-causing agent and consuming its higher amount is hazardous for human life.
- Which product of the Sun Bum is recall?
Sun Bum’s Baby Bum Mineral SPF 50+ is the product that was recalled after finding a higher level of benzene in it.
- Why Sun Bum’s Baby Bum Mineral SPF 50+ is recalled?
As this product is specifically for babies and health concerns related to the benzene presence led to this decision.
- What particular ingredient in Sun Bum’s products is labeled as a carcinogen?
Their recalled product contains a level of benzene higher than the permitted level of it. It is a known carcinogen and is unsafe to apply to the skin.
- Do all Sun Bum products are carcinogenic?
No, not all the Sun Bum products are carcinogenic. After a lab test report on Sun Bum’s various products. The report declared only three of all the products have carcinogenic and are associated with major health risks.
- What does it mean when an item is recalled?
A recall of a product mainly includes a formal request to return that particular item, exchange it, or completely replace it.
- What are the possible reasons behind a product being recalled?
Due to various reasons a product can be recalled e-g if the product is not selling well in the market, causes harm to the consumers or it is causing some legal issues for the company/ producers.
- Can a recalled product be sold?
No, selling a recalled product is illegal. They even offer a refund if you have already purchased that particular product. You just need to get it back to the store from where you bought it.