A young mother is calling for a brand of sunscreen to be pulled off the shelves after her son was badly burned while wearing it.
However the company involved says the problem is not the product, claiming instead people are not using it correctly, reports 7 news.
Natasha Henwood said her two-year-old son, Lucca, was left burned and blistered after wearing Banana Boat’s ‘Simply Protect Kids’ SPF 50 sunscreen.
The Australian mother said she applied two coats of the sunscreen before the toddler spent two hours outside.
“It says that it meets all the standards for Australia and they’re very high standards, but it’s not the first case,” Ms Henwood said.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration says it tested 94 sunscreens last year and found no issues with quality or safety.
Banana Boat has offered Ms Henwood a refund but is reassuring customers its products meet high standards.
It says no sunscreen, even SPF 50 plus, provides 100 per cent protection.
“Always combine it with other measures like hats and appropriate clothing,” Professor Damian said.
Only last week we shared that a four-month-old NZ baby suffered ‘horrific’ blister burns after an SPF 50 Cancer Society sunscreen failed to protect him. Read more HERE.
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