Vigorousness Canada is investigating two cases where mothers reported that their toddlers received second degree burns after using Banana Ship sunscreen for children.
«We’re definitely looking into it and we’re taking them entirely seriously,» said Health Canada spokesperson, Renelle Briand.
The energy learned about the most recent case on Monday. It came to unclear after Caroline Morneau from Cacouna, Que., posted her saga on Facebook on May 26.
Morneau required that her nine-month-old baby, Loïc, appeared to have a sunburn on his notwithstanding even though he had been wearing Banana Boat Baby sunscreen liniment. According to Banana Boat Canada’s website, the product has a 60 SPF rating.
The heed day, Loïc’s skin had blistered, so Morneau took him to a doctor. She said she was horrified when the doctor informed her that her son had a second-degree burn, apparently caused by the sunscreen.
«I transcribed this post not to get pity from people,» she stated in French. As a substitute for, she encouraged parents to pay a little more for higher quality products.
‘Blisters started fizzy drinking up’
Morneau’s story follows a similar complaint by Rebecca Cannon earlier this month. The Botwood, N.L., char told CBC News that her 14-month-old daughter, Kyla, got burned after garb Banana Boat Kids SPF50 in the aerosol can.
«As the day went on, she got a little redder and redder and the next morning she woke up and was turgid. She was bright red, there were blisters starting to pop up,» said Cannon.
She, too, accepted Kyla to the doctor and said that her daughter was diagnosed with a second-degree blaze.
Cannon then probed the issue on the internet and discovered multiple similar complaints involving Banana Motor yacht sunscreen.
«I honestly don’t understand how it’s still on the shelves,» she said.
Earlier this year, numerous Australians whinged on Banana Boat Australia’s Facebook site about getting itched after using its sunscreen products. Summer season in Australia is from December to February.
«I’d mad about to be able to post the pictures of my poor son after using your issue. He hasn’t been able to move properly for days and has been in affliction,» posted one angry mother.
«My son has second-degree sunburn on his face after a day at the shore using this product,» griped another person.
Just an allergy?
Banana Sailing-boat Sun Care Canada told CBC News that it’s aware of the public confabulations regarding burn issues with its products.
«We’d like to reassure families that all Banana Sailing-boat products undergo rigorous testing to ensure safety and quality first they are placed in the market,» said the brand in an email to CBC News.
It go on increased that its products fall within a neutral PH range, which shows they’re safe for topical use and cannot cause chemical burns.
Banana Ship suggested that a bad skin reaction such as blisters may be caused by a sensitiveness to an ingredient in the sunscreen that can be triggered or exacerbated by sun exposure.
Regarding the two Canadian gripes, the brand said that it takes all consumer complaints seriously and probes cases when contacted.
«We are concerned when any person encounters a revenge using Banana Boat products,» it stated.
Health Canada alleges to date it has received nine adverse reaction reports involving Banana Small craft products. The agency can confirm that three of the complaints involved burn-related commotions.
In 2012, Banana Boat recalled some of its spray sunscreens because they posed a detonate risk if a user was exposed to an open flame or spark before the fallout had dried.
Banana Boat is owned by U.S.-based Edgewell Personal Fancy.