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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.

Neutrogena Aerosol Suncreen Recall

July 15, 2021


Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (JJCI) is recalling all lots of five NEUTROGENA® aerosol sunscreen product lines to the consumer level. Internal testing identified low levels of benzene in some samples of the products. Consumers should stop using the affected products and follow the instructions set forth below.

Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen, a substance that could potentially cause cancer depending on the level and extent of exposure. Benzene is ubiquitous in the environment. Humans around the world have daily exposures indoors and outdoors from multiple sources. Benzene can be absorbed, to varying degrees, by inhalation, through the skin, and orally. Based on exposure modeling and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) framework, daily exposure to benzene in these aerosol sunscreen products at the levels detected in our testing would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences.  While benzene is not an ingredient in any of our sunscreen products, it was detected in some samples of the impacted aerosol sunscreen finished products. We are investigating the cause of this issue, which is limited to certain aerosol sunscreen products.

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
Neutrogena Aerosol Beach Defense SPF 30 8680087273 6.5oz All
Neutrogena Aerosol Beach Defense SPF 50 8680011254 6.5oz All
Neutrogena Aerosol Beach Defense SPF 70 8680087274 6.5oz All
Neutrogena Aerosol Cool Dry Sport SPF 30 8680010035 5oz All
Neutrogena Aerosol Cool Dry Sport SPF 45 8680010039 5oz All
Neutrogena Aerosol Cool Dry Sport SPF 50 8680010036 5oz All
Neutrogena Aerosol Cool Dry Sport SPF 70 8680010037 5oz All
Neutrogena Aerosol Cool Dry Sport SPF 70 8680010041 5oz All
Neutrogena Aerosol Ultra Sheer SPF 30 8680010038 5oz All
Neutrogena Aerosol Ultra Sheer SPF 70 8680010040 5oz All


Consumers may contact the JJCI Consumer Care Center 24/7 with questions by calling 1-800-458-1673.

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