The company behind the Banana Boat sunscreen line is recalling some of its spray-on products after reports of people catching on fire after using them.
The Associated Press reported Friday that Energizer Holdings is pulling nearly two dozen products in its UltraMist spray-on tan line after five people — four in the U.S. and one in Canada — reported that they caught on fire after standing near an open flame following application of the product.
In a statement, the company said UltraMists’s spray valve is over-applying the product, making it more flammable because it takes longer to dry.
“If a consumer comes into contact with a flame or spark prior to complete drying of the product on the skin, there is a potential for the product to ignite,” the company said.
CBS News reported in June that several customers reported catching on fire after using a Banana Boat spray-on tanner while standing near his barbeque.
“There is no warning that says this product is flammable when applied to your skin or for a period of time when applied to skin,” said one of the burn victims, Brett Sigworth. “I think if people were told this is flammable for two minutes on your skin afterward, people wouldn’t use it.”
Watch CBS’ report on Sigworth’s experience, originally broadcast on June 5, below.
Colbert names Trump’s siege on DC the ‘Tinyman Square’ incident
It wasn't quite Tiananmen Square, where a still-unknown number of Chinese protesters were murdered by the government in 1989, but it was the closest thing President Donald Trump managed to score this week.
After watching the footage of the military tear gas, beat and shoot at protesters so Trump could march from the presidential bunker to St. John's Church for the cameras.
"It was like Tiananmen Square," Colbert deemed. "Except, in Trump's case, Tinyman Square."
Trump claimed on "The Fox & Friends" that no one was tear-gassed, so it's unclear what was stinging people's eyes and making them cough, choke and tear up. The Park Police released a statement saying it wasn't tear gas. While the moment was captured on video from dozens of different camera angles, one protester actually grabbed a canister of Oleoresins Capiscum, or "OC," the gas that was used.
Rachel Maddow shows increase in cases of COVID-19 in states where the GOP wants to move its convention
The Republican Party is determined to have a massive GOP convention where they can have hundreds of its members, delegates and elected officials celebrate President Donald Trump. The only problem is that the coronavirus is still going strong. North Carolina's governor finally had to make a decision and tell the GOP that it was too dangerous to have that many people fly into their state while they're still trying to get the virus under control.
So, mere months before their convention, the Republican Party was forced to look for another location. As MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained, however, their options aren't great. While New York has managed to flatten their curve and significantly reduce their cases of COVID-19, other states haven't been able to do the same.
Buses roll into Washington DC filled with military troops
It is clear that the military has been dispatched, despite reports that Defense Secretary Mark Esper reversed the plan to send active-duty troops into the city.
The moment was captured by Joyce Karam, who tweeted that as she was posting,there was a helicopter roaming around the city along with police sirens.