Johnson & Johnson Sunscreen Recall Lawyers Whittel & Melton
In July, Johnson & Johnson issued a voluntary recall of five Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreen products they manufacture after they found benzene in some samples.
The recalled sunscreens include:
- Neutrogena Beach Defense
- Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport
- Neutrogena Invisible Daily
- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer
- Aveeno Protect + Refresh
Johnson & Johnson has issued statements telling customers to throw out any of these sunscreens and telling retailers to pull them from their shelves. The company also said that benzene is not an ingredient in their sunscreens, so they are looking into why it was present when tested. Benzene is a carcinogen that could cause cancer depending on the level and extent of exposure.Why are Johnson & Johnson Sunscreens Being Recalled?
An online pharmacy called Valisure LLC recently conducted tests on 24 sunscreens and found high levels of benzene in these products. They then petitioned the FDA so that these products would be taken off retail shelves so that consumers could no longer purchase them. J&J issued a voluntary recall of their products in response to Valisure’s findings. Previous testing conducted by Valisure resulted in recalls of medications like Zantac and Metformin or Zantac.
Benzene is a cancer causing chemical used to make dyes, detergents, rubber, plastic, dyes, and other drugs that has been linked to blood cancers, such as leukemia. The American Cancer Society has listed benzene as one of the 20 most used chemicals in the U.S.
As we mentioned before, J&J insists that none of their aerosol sun protection sprays had benzene as an ingredient and they will conduct further investigations into how this contamination happened.Symptoms of Benzene Exposure
Symptoms and signs that you have been exposed to benzene include:
- Rapid heartbeat
- Irregular heartbeat
- At very high levels of exposure to benzene, death can occur
Johnson & Johnson is also in the news for their baby powder products associated with talcum powder, which has been linked to ovarian cancer. Despite thousands of women coming forward and sharing their health conditions after prolonged use of J&J’s Baby Powder, Shower to Shower and other talcum body freshening products, the company denies that their products cause ovarian cancer.
J&J has also been in the news for issues with their opioid painkillers and vaginal mesh implants.
Our firm represents individuals who are pursuing compensation from J&J for developing ovarian cancer or mesothelioma from prolonged use of their baby powder products. While the company has denied any wrongdoing, they have paid billions of dollars in claims brought against them from individuals who have pursued legal action against them for their suffering after being exposed to their baby powder products.
J&J’s ongoing battle with their talcum powder legal troubles and now their sunscreens have contributed to the public losing trust in their products. J&J has a long history of denying any wrongdoing when it comes to their products, but shelling out billions of dollars to those wrongfully affected by their negligence. Our Johnson & Johnson Sunscreen Recall Lawyers at Whittel & Melton want to keep holding the company accountable for the harm that they cause to helpless victims. We are here to help you pursue legal action against J&J if you have suffered due to any of their products.
We will continue to monitor J&J’s sunscreen recall. If you have been exposed to benzene from using aerosol sunscreen, please seek medical attention right away and then contact our firm as soon as possible so that we can offer you a free consultation and learn more about what may have happened to you. If we are successful in your claim you could be compensated for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.What Will an Attorney at Whittel & Melton Cost Me?
We will represent you on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay us any fees unless we are able to win your case. If for some reason we cannot resolve your claim successfully, then you will not pay any attorneys’ fees.
Keep in mind that pharmaceutical companies are some of the wealthiest corporate entities. We are not afraid to go up against these influential corporations to get you the financial compensation you need and deserve. Our goal is to help all injured consumers by holding negligent corporations, like Johnson & Johnson, accountable for their negligence that caused or contributed to your suffering. Call us now at 866-608-5529 or contact us online 24/7 to get the legal help you need today.