Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2012

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Banana Boat UltraMist Sunscreen Recalled After Users Catch Fire

Nearly two dozen types of Banana Boat UltraMist spray-on sunscreen are being recalled after reports of people catching on fire after applying the lotion, says product maker Energizer Holdings.

In the last year, there have been four reports of in the United States and one report in Canada of people catching on fire after applying the sunscreen and getting close to open flame, CBS News/Associated Press reported.

More than 20 million units of the 23 UltraMist products have been sold since being introduced in 2010.

"Energizer believes that this issue is associated with the product delivery system, specifically the size of the spray valve opening on the affected products," the company said in a statement, CBS/AP reported.

"The spray valve opening on the affected products dispenses more than is typical in the industry for continuous sun care sprays. As a result, the product is taking longer to dry on the skin than is typical with other continuous sprays. If a consumer comes into contact with a flame or spark prior to complete drying of the product on the skin, there is a potential for the product to ignite," Energizer explained.

For more information, consumers can phone the company at 1-800-723-3786.


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