A recent article by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that certain spray sunscreens are responsible for at least five incidents where people suffered severe burns. One incident traced back to a Banana Boat spray sunscreen recall after a man sustained second degree burns after applying sunscreen and barbequing. Banana Boat issued the recall stating that the spray nozzle was faulty producing too much sunscreen at a time making the wait for it to dry longer and increasing the flammability risk. Other incidents included burns sustained by standing too close to a citronella candle, welding, and lighting a cigarette.
The FDA warns that due to the fact that many sunscreens contain alcohol, a flammable ingredient, it is possible to attract flames and sustain burns even if you have waited for the sunscreen to dry. It is suggested that if a sunscreen is labeled with a flammable warning you should stay away from open flames.
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