Banana Boat Sued For Alleged Inaccurate SPF Labels

NATIONAL—A Banana Boat Sunscreen Class action lawsuit was filed.  There were assertions that the sunscreen did not contain the SPF as stated on its label. And now there are many, many questions. Did you or your child use Banana Boat sunscreen this summer? If so, did it work? For many consumers, it didn’t work and therefore, they visited the ER with second and third degree burns. The sunscreen was labeled and marketed as a protectant. However, injured consumers are seeking compensation for medical bills connected to skin-related diseases and deficiencies caused by exposure to the sun.

The lawsuit follows in the wake of the latest Consumer Report—one of the nation’s most trusted source for independent research on all sorts of consumer products. Indeed, this extensive study tested 1,000 subjects who had used varying types of sunscreen, and Consumer Reports determined that “natural” sunscreens were the least effective in protecting people from the sun. They concluded that the majority of sunscreens on the market do not meet their advertised SPF (Sun Protection Factor) ratings. Furthermore, some sunscreens were only 16% as effective as their SPF rating claimed.

This case is national with plaintiffs coming from Florida, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and California. Despite the amount of cases, the case was dismissed on April 22, 2019. Although the case was dismissed, Tripp Law Firm will update this article if there are any additional appeals or changes.


Trisha Calvo, Shining a Light on ‘Natural’ Sunscreen, ConsumerReports.Org (May 18, 2017), available at (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).

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