Cancer Council Sunscreen Recall Statement

Vitality Brands Worldwide is the Official Sponsor for the supply of all Cancer Council Sunscreen products.

After consultation with the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA), Vitality Brands Worldwide is recalling two batches of an expiry date listed below for the following Cancer Council Sunscreen products.

Cancer Council Sensitive Sunscreen 110ml SPF 50+. Lotion (AUST L 278913)
Batch: 1103178
Expiry Date: 02/2024

Cancer Council Sensitive Sunscreen 200ml SPF 50+. Lotion (AUST L 278913)
Batch: 1099751
Expiry Date: 10/2023

During a recent product compliance test, our manufacturer identified an unexpected presence of benzene in two batches of these sunscreens. Exposure to benzene in these sunscreen products at the levels detected would not be expected to cause adverse health effects, however, they should not be used.

Other Cancer Council sunscreen products are not affected, and continue to be available for the customers.

Consumer Advice

Consumers with these affected batches of products should stop using them  and appropriately dispose of them:

Cancer Council Sensitive Sunscreen 110ml SPF 50+. AUST L 278913; Batch: 1103178 (Expiry Date: 02/2024)

Cancer Council Sensitive Sunscreen 200ml SPF 50+. AUST L 278913; Batch: 1099751 (Expiry Date: 10/2023)

For a full refund, consumers can fill out this form.

If you have any concerns or have experienced any problems related to this issue, speak to your health professional. For more questions regarding the recall, please contact Vitality Brands Worldwide’s Consumer Helpline on info@vitalitybrands.com or 1300 364 515.

Refund for the Recalled Products Terms and Conditions

https://vitalitybrands.com/terms-and-conditions/

Importance of Sunscreen

Around 2,000 Australians die of skin cancer each year, and it is important Australians continue to use all five forms of sun protection. The Cancer Council recommends when UV levels are 3 or above slip on sun protecting clothing, slop on SPF 30 or higher broad spectrum, water resistant sunscreen, slap on a broad-brimmed hat, seek shade and slide on sunglasses.