Two batches of products by popular skincare brand Bondi Sands have been recalled across Australia.
The SPF50+ products for the face and body may not provide consumers with any protection from UV rays, due to an issue with the medicinal ingredients in the lotions.
Bondi Sands Mineral Zinc Sunscreen SPF50+ Face Lotion in a 60ml container, and Bondi Sands Mineral Zinc Sunscreen SPF50+ Body Lotion in a 120ml container, have been recalled.
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The fluids in the two impacted products are splitting into layers, making the medicinal properties potentially useless.
“When (the fluid splits), the medicinal ingredients that prevent sunburn are not properly mixed and when applied, the products may not offer the same protection,” the Therapeutic Goods Administration said.
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“When this happens, the SPF of the medicine changes and may not offer any protection at all.
“The ingredients inside the medicine help to protect your skin from damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. Since UV rays can cause skin cancer, the protection offered by sunscreen is very important.”
Two batches of products by popular skincare brand Bondi Sands have been recalled. Credit: Bondi Sands
The affected batch numbers are 98181 and 98182 and expire in November 2025. The batch number is located on the top of the bottle near the expiry date.
Where is the product being recalled?
“The product is supplied in major retailers in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and WA,” a TGA spokesperson said.
7NEWS understands the affected batches may have reached all Australian states, however, a Bondi Sands spokesperson said “92 per cent of the affected batches were quarantined and not shipped to any customers”.
Bondi Sands products are sold at Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Coles, Woolworths, TerryWhite Chemmart, Kmart, Target, BigW and Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse.
It is not clear exactly where the affected batches were sold.
7NEWS.com.au has contacted Bondi Sands for comment.
The TGA has advised consumers of the affected batches: “Do not use it.”
Consumers can return the product at the place of purchase, or contact Bondi Sands at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a return and for more information.