Winter first aid training sessions book now. This poor child. I cant believe this is from sunscreen. Make sure you book in to a winter first aid training session with Canberra First Aid. We offer training on how to treat burns and also severe allergic reactions.
A CANADIAN mother is pleading with other parents to be cautious when using aerosol spray sunscreen on their children after her 14-month-old daughter suffered second-degree chemical burns on her face.
Rebecca Cannon had purchased Banana Boat Kids SPF50 to protect her daughter Kyla from the sun despite overcast weather, according to a May 8 Facebook post.
“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.ca. “We immediately took her up to the doctors and found out she has second degree burns.”
While Cannon acknowledged that she should have used baby-specific sunscreen, she figured that using a child-specific block advertised as alcohol-free to protect her daughter against the sun was better than nothing.
“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,” Cannon told CBC.ca.
Cannon told the news outlet that her 3-year-old nephew had used the same sunscreen without any adverse effects, but that a doctor treating Kyla said it wasn’t the first case he had seen, and it had the potential to be a severe allergic reaction.
Cannon updated followers on Facebook in a May 11 post that included details from a visit to a dermatologist. She said the doctor confirmed Kyla suffered second degree chemical burns to her face.
“We are greatly concerned when any person encounters a reaction using our products,” Banana Boat told CBC.ca in a statement.
“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.”
Cannon has been sharing other consumer horror stories online and told the CBC.ca she doesn’t understand how the product is still available for purchase.
“I would have never — in a million years — imagined her to get a burn so severe from sunscreen,” Cannon told the news outlet.
Banana Boat has been criticised by many Australian consumers, who say their children also suffered serious burns after using the sunscreen.
The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration says it tested Banana Boat products in 2016 after a number of complaints and found “no evidence of a problem with the quality of any of the sunscreens”.
Banana Boat says research indicates complaints about ineffective sunscreen can often be the result of inaccurate application and not using enough.
It recommends at least seven teaspoons per adult per application.
This article originally appeared on Fox News.