On August 16, 2017
Banana Boat Sued For Alleged Inaccurate SPF Labels
NATIONAL—A Banana Boat Sunscreen Class action lawsuit has been filed over assertions that the sunscreen did not contain the SPF as was stated on its label. And now there are many, many questions. Did you or your child use Banana Boat sunscreen this summer? Did it work? For many consumers, it did not and moreover, resulted in ER visits including second and third degree burns. Injured consumers are now seeking compensation for medical bills connected to skin-related diseases and deficiencies caused by exposure to the sun, something they thought their sunscreen would protect them from.
The lawsuit comes in the wake of Consumer Reports’—perhaps the nation’s most trusted source for independent research on all sorts of consumer products—conclusion that the majority of sunscreens on the market do not meet their advertised SPF (Sun Protection Factor) ratings. Through an extensive study that tested 1,000 subjects who had used varying types of sunscreen, Consumer Reports determined that “natural” sunscreens were the least effective in protecting people from the sun. Some sunscreens were only 16% as effective as their SPF rating claimed.
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Trisha Calvo, Shining a Light on ‘Natural’ Sunscreen, ConsumerReports.Org (May 18, 2017), available at http://www.consumerreports.org/sunscreens/shining-a-light-on-natural-sunscreen/ (According to ConsumerReports.Org, this article first appeared in the July 2016 issue of Consumer Reports magazine and was updated with information from the July 2017 issue of the magazine).