(CNN Business) — Johnson & Johnson will voluntarily recall five lines of Neutrogena and Aveeno sunscreens in the United States after it said it discovered low levels of benzene in those products.
The company advises customers not to use Neutrogena Beach Defense, Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport, Neutrogena Invisible Daily, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer, and Aveeno Protect + Refresh sprays.
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) said those who bought the products should dispose of them, adding that benzene is a carcinogen that “could potentially cause cancer depending on the level and extent of exposure.”
The company said benzene is not an ingredient in its products and is investigating what caused its presence. He said the level of benzene in his tests “would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences” on daily exposure, and that he will recall the products “as a precaution.”
“We are working to remove these products from the market and we will give consumers a refund,” the company said.