A Canadian mother was shocked when she applied a common lotion to her baby’s skin and it resulted in her infant getting a second degree burn.
Rebecca Cannon’s 14-month-old daughter ended up getting a second degree burn after she applied Banana Boat Kids SPF 50 sunscreen to her daughter’s face.
“As the day went on, she got a little redder and redder and the next morning she woke up and was swollen, she was bright red, there were blisters starting to pop up,” Cannon told CBC.
Cannon acknowledged that she should have used baby sunscreen on her daughter, but never thought it would cause this much damage.
“I figured just putting it mildly on her face, for some protection rather than having none at all, would be OK and yeah, it didn’t go over well,” she said.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Cannon said she was surprised when the doctor who treated Kyla said she was not the only one who had been burned by sunscreen products.
The mother began researching incidents with the Banana Boat sunscreen and was shocked to discover that there have been several incidents where children have suffered the same kinds of burns as Kyla.
“I honestly don’t understand how it’s still on the shelves,” she said.
Cannon posted images of Kyla’s face to her Facebook page, along with a warning to parents to use caution when applying sunscreen products on their children.
See pictures of her daughter below:
A spokesperson for Banana Boat said in a statement that they are
“greatly concerned when any person encounters a reaction using our products,” adding that the products are carefully tested and meet Canadian health regulations.
“We have spoken with the consumer and asked for the product so that our quality assurance team can look into this further. Without examining the product, it is difficult to determine what may have caused the problem as described,” the statement said.
That poor little girl. Hopefully she makes a full recovery and doesn’t suffer from any long term skin damage.
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