A Real Sunburn
USA Today just reported that Energizer Holdings, the maker of Banana Boat sunscreen products, is recalling 20 million units of its UltraMist spray suntan lotions. This includes UltraMist Ultra Defense, UltraMist Sport and UltraMist Kids.
Apparently, people who do not allow the spray lotion to dry run the risk of it catching fire if exposed to an open flame or spark. To date, five people have caught on fire after using the spray, four in the US and one in Canada.
Picture this: You are lying on the beach with your sweetheart, taking turns spraying each other with your new Banana Boat UltraMist. The sun is shining, the waves are lapping against the shoreline and life is good. After cracking open a fresh beer and sitting back to soak up some rays, you decide to light up a cigarette.
Whoosh! You suddenly burst into flames and by the time you make it to the water to extinguish the fire, you have more than a good suntan. You have third-degree burns, blisters and singed off hair.
Sounds like a great vacation to me. Thanks, Banana Boat.
Posted on October 19, 2012, in Perspectives and tagged Banana Boat, banana boat sunscreen, commentary, current-events, danger, Energizer Holdings, humor, news, perspectives, product recall, suntan, USA Today, vacation. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.