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At Big Y, our goal is to exceed our customers' evolving expectations by constantly seeking better ways to create and deliver World Class service and value. This makes food safety a priority for us. We maintain the highest standards of performance in all areas of our World Class Markets especially when it comes to the well-being of our community.

Lotrimin and Tinactin Aerosol Spray Recall

October 5, 2021


Bayer is voluntarily recalling all unexpired Lotrimin® AF and Tinactin® spray products with lot numbers beginning with TN, CV or NAA, distributed between September 2018 to September 2021, to the consumer level due to the presence of benzene in some samples of the products. Benzene is not an ingredient in any of Bayer Consumer Health products. It is important to note that Bayer’s decision to voluntarily recall these products is a precautionary measure and that the levels detected are not expected to cause adverse health consequences in consumers. 

Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen. Exposure to benzene can occur by inhalation, orally, and through the skin. Depending on duration and level of exposure, it can result in cancers including leukemia, and blood cancer of the bone marrow and blood disorders which can be life-threatening. Benzene is found in the environment from natural sources and human activity. Humans around the world are exposed to it from multiple sources and pathways, including inhalation, through the skin, and orally.

Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have any questions, concerns or have experienced any problems related to using these aerosol sunscreen products.

Upon returning any below listed product to your local Big Y, you will receive a full refund.

The following products are sold at Big Y:

Product Name  UPC Size Lot Code/Sell-by Date
Tinactin Athlete Foot Deodorant Spray 31101741000 4.6oz All lots that begin with either TN, CV or NAA and distributed between September 2018 and September 2021
Tinactin Athlete Foot Liquid Spray 31101741005 5.3oz
Tinactin Athlete Foot Powder Spray 31101741009 4.6oz
Lotrimin Antifungal Athlete Foot Powder Spray 31101741025 4.6oz
Lotrimin Antifungal Jock Itch Spray 31101741031 4.6oz

Consumers with questions may contact Bayer by calling 1-866-360-3266, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

More Resources:

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Recalls.gov - Your Online Resource for Recalls - http://www.recalls.gov/

FDA's Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts Page - http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Current Recalls and Alerts - http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fsis_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp