Target: Warren M. Klein, Chief Executive Officer of Energizer Holdings
Goal: Test Banana Boat products for flammability in the future to make sure that no more sunscreens cause customers to catch on fire.
Recently, 23 Banana Boat sunscreen products were recalled. Energizer Holdings, the owner of the line of sunscreen, has admitted that these sunscreens are linked to burning due to high flammability in the first minutes of application. According to reports, there have been at least five cases where users of these sunscreens have caught on fire after applying the sunscreen.
While the company has released an official statement warning of the dangers of being near an open flame shortly after application, the fact that it took five people catching on fire in order for the company to act is appalling. This is something that should have been caught during the testing phase for each product. An individual catching on fire is not a minor issue. These incidents show a clear lack of quality testing on Banana Boat products.
Sign the petition letter below and let Energizer Holdings know that quality testing on its products is very important and not something to be skipped over. While they may have caught the issue before any major damage occurred, this issue had the potential to cause very serious injury and possibly kill an individual using this sunscreen. Consumers should be able to rely on companies to have their safety in mind. Please urge Energizer Holdings to be more vigilant in testing and ensure the safety of their customers.
Dear Ward M. Klein, Chief Executive Officer of Energizer Holdings,
You have recently recalled 23 products from your Banana Boat line of sunscreens. These products were found to be highly flammable and caused at least five of your customers to catch on fire. While your company has recalled the products and put out an official statement, the fact that any of your customers caught on fire at all is alarming.
As consumers, we are suppose to trust that companies do thorough enough testing on their products before they are released for purchase. Why the flammability of your products was not tested prior to hitting the shelves is baffling. People could have been seriously hurt, if not killed, by this negligence.
While recalling the products and acknowledging the issue are great starts, there is more than needs to be done. Please heighten your quality testing to include serious issues such as flammability. Consumers should not have to question how safe their sunscreen is. They should be able to trust you to perform those tests for them. From now on, please heighten your testing and give consumers that peace of mind they deserve.
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