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Your Daily OMG: Banana Boat Sunscreen Recalled After People Apply It, Catch on Fire

Banana Boat

Beware flames

Upside: Banana Boat sunscreen will help you achieve a deep brown color.

Downside: Banana Boat sunscreen might make you catch fire.

Since the latter is more alarming than the former is encouraging, makers of Banana Boat are recalling some of their spray-on products.

According to Business Insider, a handful of people have caught fire after applying formulations of UltraMist Sport, UltraMist Ultra Defense and UltraMist Kids because of the risk when exposed to an open flame.

In the past year, five people have been burned after using Banana Boat. According to the company, the problem is believed to stem from the spray valve, which somehow results in the lotion taking longer to dry, thereby increasing the risk of flammability.

“If a consumer comes into contact with a flame or spark prior to complete drying of the product on the skin, there is a potential for the product to ignite,” the company said in a statement.

Call 1-800-SAFESUN for more information about the recall, but in the meantime, if you have any of the aforementioned Banana Boat products, don’t use them.

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