October 1, 2021
Dear Valued Customer,
Coppertone has identified the presence of benzene in specific lots of aerosol sunscreen spray products. Out of an
abundance of caution, Coppertone is voluntarily recalling specific lots of Coppertone Pure & Simple SPF 50 aerosol
sunscreen sprays (2021 Launch), Coppertone Sport Mineral SPF 50 aerosol sunscreen spray, and the travel-size
Coppertone Sport Spray SPF 50 1.6oz aerosol sunscreen spray manufactured between January 10, 2021 through June 15,
The only sunscreen products impacted are aerosol spray products, specifically:
– Coppertone Pure & Simple SPF 50 (5oz) aerosol sunscreen spray
– Coppertone Pure & Simple Kids SPF 50 (5oz) aerosol sunscreen spray
– Coppertone Pure & Simple Baby SPF 50 (5oz) aerosol sunscreen spray
– Coppertone Sport Mineral Spray SPF 50 (5oz) aerosol sunscreen spray
– Travel-size Coppertone Sport Spray SPF 50 (1.6oz) aerosol sunscreen spray
The recall does not affect Stater Bros Markets
Product images and lot information are available on www.sunscreenrecall2021.com.
Coppertone does not add benzene to any of its products; however, it was detected in certain lots. Benzene is classified as
a carcinogen. Benzene exposure can happen through a variety of means, by inhalation, topically, and orally, including
through daily exposures indoors and outdoors from multiple sources. Daily exposure to benzene in these Coppertone
aerosol sunscreen spray products at the levels detected in our testing would not be expected to cause adverse health
consequences based on generally accepted exposure modeling by numerous regulatory agencies. To date, Coppertone
has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.
This voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
For additional information and questions, pleaese visit www.sunscreeenrecall2021.com
Stater Bros. Markets