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Banana Boat High SPF Sunscreen Class Action Survives Challenge

A California plaintiff survived a challenge to her consumer fraud complaint against Playtex Products and other makers of Banana Boat sunscreens with SPF [sun protection factor] of 85 to 110.  The critical allegation is the claim that that scientific studies show that sunscreen with SPF over 50 provides no clinically-significant benefit over the use of SPF 50 products.  Plaintiff claims the marketing of the Banana Boat products is misleading because the advertising campaign combined extreme SPF values with unproven claims of greater sun protection than…
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