TORONTO – Health Canada says it’s looking into three recent complaints of babies allegedly being burned by Banana Boat sunscreen products.
Spokeswoman Renelle Briand says the three reports were all made within the past month and came from multiple locations in Canada.
The most recent report involves a Montreal mother alleging her son developed blisters on his face after she applied a Banana Boat product.
Briand says the other complaints, originating in Newfoundland and an unknown location, are similar in nature.
Rebecca Cannon is one parent to file a complaint with Health Canada about the sunscreen.
The mother from Botwood, N.L. posted photos to Facebook on May 8 showing her baby daughter with red patches and burnt blistered skin.
In the post, Cannon said she used Banana Boat SPF 50 broad spectrum kids’ sunscreen.
“Have spoken with Banana Boat and at this point, besides a reimbursement for the product, not sounding like they are going to do anything,” she wrote.
Three days later, Cannon posted an update saying the extreme swelling had ceased and her daughter was in better spirits.
“We’ve been to the dermatologist today and she is healing up great so far,” she wrote. “It has been verified and confirmed three times now as a second-degree caustic burn – chemical burn.”
Briand says Health Canada has reached out to Banana Boat products maker Edgewell Personal Care for more information, but has not taken any action against the products yet.
Edgewell did not immediately respond to request for comment.
– With files from 650 CKOM.