This is more than a little unfortunate. Brett Sigworth, of Massachusetts, recently suffered second-degree burns from a grill after applying Banana Boat sunscreen to his body. He didn’t wait for skin absorption, before walking to his grill and learning the hard way that he was still flammable.
The warnings on the bottle of Banana Boat sunscreen read, “Flammable, don’t use near heat, flame or while burning.”
But its not as though a waiting period is advised after application before proceeding with outdoor cooking activities.
Banana Boat officials are sorry, and have begun an investigation. There have been no similar cases prior.
Even with his second-degree burns to his chest, ear and back, he doesn’t plan to sue, but instead hopes by sharing his story this won’t happen to anyone else.
“I think if people were told this is flammable for two minutes on your skin, people wouldn’t use it,” Sigworth said.
Source: Good Morning America
(You are correct sir, I’m going to tell everyone to hold up–before getting off the banana boat and grilling up my lunch. I like my hot dogs slightly charred, not my people.)
- Choose sunscreens wisely (goerie.com)