Tainted Sunscreen Attorneys in Alabama
Some Johnson & Johnson Sunscreen Products May Contain Benzene
Johnson & Johnson is facing multiple class-action lawsuits alleging
that five of its spray sunscreen products under the Neutrogena and Aveeno
brands contained benzene, a cancer-causing chemical. Although the company
voluntarily recalled the affected products on July 14, you may be entitled
to recover compensation if you recently purchased or used one of them.
Our tainted sunscreen attorneys in Alabama at
Morris, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC (MATD) can help you explain your legal options if you believe you were exposed
to one of the
affected products. For more information about our legal assistance and to validate your
claim, get in touch with us today to arrange a confidential consultation
with one of our attorneys.
online or call us at(888) 694-0174 for help!
What Is Benzene?
Benzene is a flammable but colorless liquid with a “sweet”
odor. It’s typically used in the production of plastics, rubbers,
lubricants, detergents, dyes, drugs, and pesticides. It’s naturally
found in crude oil, gasoline, motor vehicle exhaust, and cigarette smoke.
Why Is Benzene Dangerous?
According to the American Cancer Society, benzene is known to cause cancer
based on evidence conducted on studies involving both lab animals and
humans. Specifically, benzene exposure is linked to leukemia and other
cancers that affect blood cells. Benzene can be absorbed through the skin,
which makes its presence in sunscreen products particularly concerning.
Which Johnson & Johnson Sunscreen Products Are Affected?
Although there are many sunscreen products produced by Johnson & Johnson
companies, there are currently only five specific products that are contaminated
with benzene. All of these products are aerosol spray sunscreens.
The following products are subject to the Johnson & Johnson recall:
- Neutrogena Beach Defense
- Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport
- Neutrogena Invisible Daily Defense
- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer
- Aveeno Protect + Refresh
If you’ve recently purchased or used any of the products listed above,
you may be eligible to pursue compensation in a class-action lawsuit against
Johnson & Johnson. Our tainted sunscreen attorneys in Alabama can
help you validate your claim and fight for the damages you may be entitled
How Much Benzene Was Found in the Affected Products?
Johnson & Johnson stated in a press release that “low levels”
of benzene were detected in some samples of its products, but failed to
elaborate on what it considered to be “low levels.”
In a-class action lawsuit filed against the Neutrogena Corporation in a
California federal court, testing conducted by online pharmacy Valisure
found concentrations of benzene greater than two parts per million, which
is the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory limit. In
some cases, some products tested by Valisure displayed concentrations
of nearly seven parts per million.
Is Benzene Normally Found in Sunscreen?
According to a press release announcing Johnson & Johnson’s voluntary
recall of its products, benzene is not an ingredient in any of its sunscreen
products. The company said it’s still investigating how the cancer-causing
chemical made its way into the affected products.
Who Can I Turn to for Legal Assistance?
If you believe you were exposed to benzene after using one of the affected
Johnson & Johnson sunscreen products, reach out to MATD for legal
assistance. Our tainted sunscreen attorneys in Alabama can evaluate your
claim and help you pursue any legal options that may be available to you.
For more information about our services, please
contact us online.