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Energizer Holdings Announces the Voluntary Nationwide Market Withdrawal of Several Banana Boat Sun Care Products

Energizer Holdings (NYSE: ENR), announced today it is initiating a voluntary market withdrawal of the continuous spray Banana Boat sun care products identified in the table below due to a potential risk of product igniting on the skin if contact is made with a source of ignition before the product is completely dry.

Affected Product UPC Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 15 Continuous Spray 6oz 7965600979-8 Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray 6oz 7965600878-4 Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Bonus Continuous Spray 8oz 7965600955-2 Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 30 Continuous Spray 6oz 7965604626-7 Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 30 Bonus Continuous Spray 8oz 7965600956-9 Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Family Size Continuous Spray 9.5oz 7965605167-4 Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Continuous Spray 6oz 7965600933-0 Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 50 Continuous Spray 6oz 7965604492-8 Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 50 Bonus Continuous Spray 8oz 7965604549-9 Banana Boat UltraMist Kids SPF 50 Clear Continuous Spray 6oz 7965604495-9 Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Bonus Continuous Spray 8oz 7965604551-2 Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50+ Continuous Spray 9.5oz. 7965605110-0 Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 85 Continuous Spray 6oz 7965604654-0 Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 85 Continuous Spray 6oz 7965604665-6 Banana Boat UltraMist Kids SPF 85 Continuous Spray 6oz 7965604916-9 Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 85 Bonus Continuous Spray 8oz 7965604677-9 Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 85 Bonus Continuous Spray 8oz 7965604679-3 Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SFP30 Continuous Spray 2pk 6oz 7965605374-6 Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Continuous Spray 2pk 6oz 7965605028-8 Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray 2pk 6oz w/Sport Lotion & Lip 7965605389-0 Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray 8oz w/Sport Lip Balm 7965607951-7 Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray 6oz w/$1 Instant Redeemable Coupon 7965607975-3 Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Continuous Spray 3ct 6oz 7965605464-4

Energizer is voluntarily removing these products from retail outlets because of this potential safety concern. Energizer believes that this issue is associated with the product delivery system, specifically the size of the spray valve opening on the affected products. The spray valve opening on the affected products dispenses more than is typical in the industry for continuous sun care sprays. As a result, the product is taking longer to dry on the skin than is typical with other continuous sprays. If a consumer comes into contact with a flame or spark prior to complete drying of the product on the skin, there is a potential for the product to ignite.

Energizer is notifying its retail partners to stop selling the product. Energizer has received four reports of adverse events involving burns associated with the use of the Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 and 50 products in the US, and one event in Canada. Consumer safety is the primary objective of Energizer and therefore it has voluntarily initiated this market withdrawal. As already described, Energizer believes it has identified the cause of this safety concern and expects to offer new Banana Boat continuous spray products shortly.

Consistent with existing warnings on all continuous spray suncare products, consumers should take care to avoid sources of ignition when using these products, should not smoke while using these products, and should not use these products in the presence of a flame or spark.

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