With summer just around the corner, everyone is stocking up on sunscreens and suntan lotions to prevent getting badly burned in the sun.
While many products claim they are “safe” for all types of skin/children of all ages, it’s important to do research when applying these products to your younger kids. One mom shared a scary story on Facebook after using an aerosol sunscreen on her daughter and it’s a pretty big warning to all parents this summer.
Rebecca Cannon said she followed the rules on the Banana Boat aerosol can that said to apply the spray to your hands first, then apply to the skin on your kids. The company claimed the product was “safe for children 6 months and older,” but, Cannon was horrified when her daughter, Kyla, suffered horrible burns on her face. She shared a Facebook post saying:
Ok so I’m getting many msgs and just want everyone to know Kyla is back home after another hospital trip this morning due to extream swelling but she is doing ok and is in good spirits .. please watch and be carful when using aerosolized sunscreen ! I have done a lot of research. Since coming home and have found a disturbing amount of cases like ours. I don’t know why it’s not removed from the shelves !! Pictures from first to last is from yesterday morning to this afternoon please be carful the sunscreen used was banana boat spf 50 broad spectrum kids sunscreen — have spoken with banana boat and at this point besides a reimbursement for the product not sounding like they are going to do anything
Other people online began sharing photos of their own burns from using the Banan Boat aerosol can as well.
Clearly, this brand of sunscreen has had some adverse reactions on some of the customers. This summer, do some research before buying just any old brand–you never know what could go wrong.