Three Children Reportedly Burned By Sunscreen
According to WTSP-TV St Petersburg, at least three children have suffered severe burns on their face after applying sunscreen. The burns occurred after all of the children used Banana Boat Kids 50+ SPF spray sunscreen. The children suffered severe burning that included redness, peeling, blistering, and rawness. These burns are very concerning for parents who trust sunscreens to keep their children protected.
Allergies Suspected As The Culprit
While treating the affected children, multiple physicians suspect that the burns are not in fact sunburns, but chemical burns. Chemical burns can happen when a child has an allergy to an ingredient in the product. Skin allergies can be exasperated with a lot of sun exposure, so if the cause is an allergy, it’s clear why the symptoms in the children were so severe. When WTSP-TV contacted Edgewell Personal Care, the makers of Banana Boat sunscreens, said they were aware of the discussion and were investigating, but all of their products were thoroughly safety tested.
What To Do If You Or Your Child Is Burned By Sunscreen
If you suspected your child has been burned by sunscreen the first thing you need to do is to take them to the hospital. A dermatologist can diagnose the burns and recommend a healing treatment. Secondly, you need to contact the manufacturer and file a complaint. If the burn is from Banana Boat, you can contact Edgewell Personal Care directly at 1-800-723-2785 to report the injury. Make sure to have all the product and medical information available so they can begin investigating. Next, you will need to inform the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) so they can look into the safety of the product. You can report issues directly on the FDA website here.
Know Your Rights
Whenever our children are injured, it is incredibly upsetting. This is especially true in a painful injury like burns. Legally, manufacturers of any product are responsible if that product harms you or your child in any way. So if your child has experienced burns from sunscreen, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages. This compensation can include the cost of medical bills and your missed wages from caring for your child during their injury. If your child has been injured by a faulty product, it is important that you contact a personal injury attorney right away to protect your family.
The Challenges Of Proving Product Liability
Proving product liability can be extremely complex. First, you have to prove that your child has sustained an injury. Then you have to prove that the injury was the result of using the product. Finally, you then have to prove the product was unreasonably dangerous. Furthermore, the laws surrounding product liability are very complex, so it is very difficult to prove your case. Therefore, it is very important to hire a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to help you prove your case.
Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, & Walsh Can Help
With over a 100 years of combined experience protecting Florida families in product liability cases, the attorneys at Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, & Walsh can help you fight for what is right. We have settled a range of product liability cases and can help you get the compensation you need to help get your family back on track after your child has been injured. So if your child has been burnt by sunscreen or sustained an injury from a faulty or dangerous product, contact us to learn more about your rights.