Consumers in Australia are being urged to cease using five popular sunscreens that have been immediately withdrawn due to cancer concerns.
Product Safety Australia expressed worry that benzene, a potentially cancer-causing chemical, may have been added accidently during manufacture.
Four of the goods were manufactured by two large companies, the Cancer Council and Nivea, and were sold in hundreds of supermarkets, grocery stores, pharmacies, and online stores across Australia.
On Wednesday, the Cancer Council and Nivea goods were recalled due to product safety concerns.
For this reason, two of the Cancer Council’s sensitive sunscreen SPF 50+ products, the 110ml tube and the 200ml pump pack, have been recalled.
Between October 1, 2020, and June 1, 2021, they were available for purchase.
The same issues have been reported with two of Nivea’s sun protect and moisturizing sunscreen creams.