I just saw an article detailing how Banana Boat is recalling certain of its sunscreen products because it is causing people to catch fire. Personally, I find this a little disturbing. It seems to be that not burning is the objective of sunscreen. Sunscreen that catches fire seems like a total reverse of why I buy the product.
Of course, when I read the article a little further, I find out that this is a recall over their aerosol sunscreen products. Probably something in the propellant. Regardless, if it doesn’t dry all the way, apparently the aerosol sunscreen can catch fire when near open flame.
But, what fun is it to read the entire article. Sure, if I want to know what about an actual potentially dangerous product so I can avoid it, reading the article and finding out that an aerosol product is potentially flammable (like most) would be a good idea. But, again, what fun is that?
I think it’s much more fun to just think that a sunscreen might cause you to catch fire. This just seems ironic given why we use sunscreen. It would be like antidepressants that might cause depression (actually, many can) or burglar alarms that may attract break ins. I’m sorry for anyone who might have caught fire, but on the surface this concept just seems kind of amusing.