The American pharmaceutical company, Johnson & Johnson, recalled six (Neutrogena and Aveeno) from stores in the United States, after discovering the chemical benzene that may cause cancer.
And the Washington Post quoted Johnson & Johnson as saying that consumers should stop using and dispose of six sunscreens (Neutrogena and Aveeno), with the exception of Neutrogena for wet skin.
It is also notifying distributors and retailers to stop selling products and prepare to return them, it said.
The company, which is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey, confirmed that it does not use benzene in the manufacture of sunscreen sprays, and is investigating why they contain this carcinogen.
A Johnson & Johnson spokesperson said the company is in contact with regulators in other countries on this issue.
Johnson & Johnson did not say how many bottles were affected by the carcinogen and the exact percentage of gasoline they contained; Although she said the levels are low and not expected to cause health problems.
The company had paid millions of dollars in damages in lawsuits related to its decades-old talcum powder, which was linked to ovarian cancer.
The latest recall comes two days after the US health authorities warned of an “increased risk” of developing a rare neurological disorder, in people who received the “Johnson & Johnson” vaccine against Corona.