Between a proven lack of touted SPF and the cancer causing benzenes in their sunscreens Coppertone is in Big trouble. $2.3 Million dollars worth of trouble. The Coppertone Sunscreen Benzene Settlement is really revealing. Coppertone is NOT cruelty-free.
The manufacturers of Coppertone sunscreen products have reached an agreement to pay $2.3 million into a settlement fund for individuals exposed to benzene from aerosol spray products, which can cause cancer and blood disorders.
Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen and, “exposure to it can occur through inhalation, oral and skin and it could, depending on the level and extent of exposure, result in an increased risk of cancers including leukemia, and blood cancer of the bone marrow and other blood disorders which can be life-threatening.”
In order to receive benefits from the Coppertone Sunscreen Benzene Settlement, class members must submit a valid claim form by Nov. 7, 2022. With proof of purchase, class action members can receive a full refund for the covered products they purchased. Without proof of purchase, class members can collect the average retail price for up to six covered products per household.
Coppertone sunscreen was originally sold by Bayer HealthCare but was later acquired by Beiersdorf.
2022 Coppertone Sunscreen Benzene Settlement products
The products were manufactured between the dates of Jan. 10, 2021, and June 15, 2021.
The class action settlement was extended to Coppertone spray products manufactured before Aug. 2, 2022, Products covered by the settlement are:
- Pure & Simple SPF 50
- Pure & Simple Kids SPF 50
- Pure & Simple Baby SPF 50
- Sport Mineral SPF 50
- Sport SPF 50
- Sport SPF 30
- Sport SPF 15
- Complete SPF 50
- Complete SPF 30
- Glow Shimmer SPF 50
- Glow Shimmer SPF 30
- Kids SPF 50
Bayer and Beiersdorf have not admitted to wrongdoing but agreed to resolve allegations with a $2.3 million class action settlement.
This problem has not plagued the the cruelty-free world as widely as it has the companies that test on animals.
Maybe it’s because companies that test on animals have no conscience in the first place.
Cruelty-free Sunscreens listed as safe by Valisure.
Australian Gold Spray Gel Sunscreen With Instant Bronzer – SPF 30
Australian Gold Lotion Sunscreen With Instant Bronzer SPF 30
Alba Botanica Baby Clear Mineral Sunscreen Hypoallergenic SPF 50+
Alba Botanica Tropical Fruit Kids Sunscreen SPF 45
Raw Elements Certified Natural Sunscreen Tinted Daily Face Moisturizier SPF 30
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