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J&J recalled Neutrogena Beach Defense, Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport, Neutrogena Invisible Daily Defense, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer, and Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreens.

Johnson & Johnson recalled their Neutrogena and Aveeno sunscreens after they detected a cancer-causing chemical in some test samples.

Johnson & Johnson found trace levels of the chemical benzene in some Neutorgena & Aveeno sunscreens.

Neutrogena Sunscreen Spray Recall

Giant corporate chains such as CVS Health, Walgreens, and Walmart have begun pulling Johnson and Johnson’s sunscreen products off their shelves. The product removal was initiated after J&J announced that it detected a cancer-causing chemical in some test samples. Johnson and Johnson issued a voluntary recall of five Neutrogena and Aveeno brand aerosol sunscreens and advised consumers to cease using the product after low levels of benzene were found in some sprays.


Valisure Petition

The recall comes two months after online pharmacy Valisure filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), claiming to have found higher levels of benzene than recommended in over a dozen products that provide protection or relief against sunburns. This petition named more products than just the five that J&J recalled.


Which Neutrogena Sunscreen Spray Products Have Been Recalled?

The sunscreen products impacted by the recall are all aerosol, more specifically:

  • Neutrogena Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen
  • Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen
  • Neutrogena Invisible Daily Defense aerosol sunscreen
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer aerosol sunscreen
  • Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen

If you or a loved one have used any of the aforementioned sprays and subsequently developed cancer, you may be entitled to financial compensation through a Neutrogena sunscreen lawsuit. Reach out to a Neutrogena sunscreen lawyer today to discuss your legal options.


What To Do If You Have Used the Recalled Products

First and foremost, the FDA and Johnson & Johnson have called for consumers to cease using these products immediately. Next, consumers may contact the JJCI Consumer Care Center with questions or request a refund by calling 1-800-458-1673. The JJCI is notifying its distributors and retailers by letter and is arranging for the returns of all recalled products. Also, you should get in touch with your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns regarding health-related issues that may have been caused by using these aerosol sunscreen spray products.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of these products may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail, or by fax. Finally, if you or a loved one have been using these products and subsequently suffered a significant personal injury, you should talk to a lawyer about filing a Neutrogena sunscreen spray lawsuit.


What is Benzene?

Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen. Also known as a substance that could potentially cause cancer depending on the level and extent of exposure. It is a common industrial chemical that has long been linked to leukemia, a deadly form of Benzene that is widely used in the United States. It ranks in the top 20 chemicals for production volume, according to the CDC.


How Does Benzene work?

Benzene causes cells not to work incorrectly. For instance, it can cause bone marrow to not produce enough red blood cells, which can lead to anemia. In addition, it can damage the immune system by changing blood levels of antibodies and causing the loss of white blood cells.



Immediate Signs and Symptoms of Benzene Exposure

People who breathe in high levels of benzene may develop the following signs and symptoms within minutes to several hours:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Headaches
  • Tremors
  • Confusion
  • Unconsciousness
  • Death

People who eat foods containing high levels of benzene can cause the following symptoms to occur:

  • Vomiting
  • Stomach irritation
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Convulsions
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Death

What are the long-term health effects of benzene exposure?

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has determined that benzene causes cancer in humans. The major effect of benzene from long-term exposure is on the blood. In addition to potentially causing anemia, it can cause excessive bleeding as well as affect the immune system, increasing the chance for infection. Pregnant women who have inhaled high levels of benzene for many months have reported adverse effects regarding menstrual periods and ovary size. It is unknown whether benzene exposure affects the development of a fetus or fertility in men.


Filing a Neutrogena Sunscreen Lawsuit

A class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of consumers who bought recalled Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries Neutrogena and Aveeno. The lawsuit seeks compensation for damages of consumers who bought the products with no knowledge of the risks associated with them. Before filing a Neutrogena sunscreen spray lawsuit, you should familiarize yourself with the civil litigation process.

In order to strengthen your claim and increase your chance of winning maximum compensation, you will need to gather tangible evidence that supports your claim. Additionally, you will need to be able to prove that you made a concerted effort to mitigate your injuries to the best of your ability – this includes discontinuing use of the recalled aerosol sunscreen sprays, seeking proper medical care, following doctor’s orders, and doing everything in your power to minimize the costs and losses associated with the injuries that you have incurred.


Hiring a Neutrogena Sunscreen Lawyer

Hiring a personal injury lawyer is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Clients should do their research and rest assured knowing that their legal representative is well-versed in the legal field. Additionally, you should feel comfortable knowing that your attorney has your best interests in mind.

An experienced lawyer will assist you in collecting evidence, assessing damages, and proving the defendant’s liability.You should work with your legal representative to calculate the targeted amount of compensation you should seek for your injuries, based on the damages that you have suffered.


TorHoerman Law – Your Neutrogena Sunscreen Law Firm

At TorHoerman Law, our team of expert personal injury attorneys is available around the clock to discuss your potential Neutrogena sunscreen lawsuit. We offer free no-obligation case consultations for all potential clients. Furthermore, our services are based on contingency fees. This means that our clients do not owe any payment until they have been appropriately compensated for their damages.

Contact us today to discuss your legal options, including filing a Neutrogena sunscreen spray lawsuit or participating in a Neutrogena sunscreen spray class-action lawsuit.

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