Target Removes J&J Sunscreens From Stores, Website

Target Corp said on Friday it has removed Johnson & Johnson’s Neutrogena aerosol sunscreen products from its stores and website after the pharmaceutical company said it had detected a cancer-causing chemical in some samples.

Pharmacy chains CVS Health Corp, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, and retailer Walmart Inc have also pulled J&J’s sunscreen off their shelves.

Target (TGT -0.3%) has become the latest retailer to remove Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ +0.3%) Neutrogena branded sunscreens from its shelves after the company detected low levels of benzene in some product samples, Reuters reports.

CVS Health (CVS -0.1%), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA +0.0%), and Walmart (WMT -0.1%) have also pulled the sunscreens.

Benzene is a cancer-causing chemical.

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