Banana Boat Sunscreen Class Action Lawsuit

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 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. Now the manufacturer of Banana Boat Sunscreen is facing class action lawsuits.

The Banana Boat Sunscreen class action lawsuit is alleging the products do not contain the amount of sunscreen advertised although the cost of the product was higher.

The Banana Boat Sunscreen lawsuit comes after a Consumer Reports investigation found that 43 percent of the more than 60 sunscreens they tested failed to measure up to the SPF claims advertised on their bottles. The lawsuit states that ‘Banana Boat Kids SPF 50 sunscreen, clearly labeled as containing SPF 50, shockingly contained only an SPF of 12.69 and a measured UVA protection factor of 4.88’.

In May, Consumer Reports discovered that Banana Boat Kids Tear-Free, Sting-Free Lotion was found to only contain SPF 8 but was labeled as SPF 50. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that people use a sunscreen of SPF 30 when spending extended time outside. This recommendation would explain why kids were still getting sunburned after using these products.

Consumer Reports Top Five Most Effective Sunscreens:

  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Melt-In Sunscreen Milk ($36)
  • Pure Sun Defense SPF 50 ($6.30)
  • Coppertone Water Babies SPF 50 ($10.50)
  • Equate Sport Continuous Spray SPF 50 ($7.85)
  • No-Ad Sport SPF 50 ($10)

Are you a South Carolina resident that bought Banana Boat Sunscreen Kids Tear-Free, Sting Free Lotion? You may have legal options to discuss and you should call us now for a free consultation to protect your rights! Feel free to reach out to us at TOLL FREE 877-236-4999 or if you are a local resident call us at 864-235-4999 to discuss your situation in a confidential manner.