Rebecca Cannon followed all the guidelines on the back of the sunscreen can she purchased, which informed her that the spray was safe for children 6 months of age and older, and that to apply to the face, the sunblock should first be sprayed onto hands, then rubbed onto the skin. However, her 14-month-old daughter, Kyla, still suffered burns — severe ones, right in the middle of her face.
In a post to Facebook, Cannon shared photos of little Kyla’s facial burns, along with a warning she wants spread to all parents.
“Kyla is back home after another hospital trip this morning due to extreme swelling, but she is doing OK and is in good spirits. Please watch and be careful when using aerosol sunscreens! I have done a lot of research since coming home and have found a disturbing amount of cases like ours. I don’t know why it’s not removed from the shelves!! . . . Please be careful — the sunscreen used was Banana Boat SPF 50 broad spectrum kids sunscreen. Have spoken with Banana Boat and at this point, besides a reimbursement for the product, [it’s] not sounding like they are going to do anything.”