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'Peppa Pig' Sunscreen Burnt Baby's Skin; No Plans For Product Recall Yet

Update Date: Jan 05, 2017 09:03 AM EST

"Peppa Pig" Kids sunscreen has been accused of burning the skin of a three month old baby. According to the Queensland mother, her son has been hospitalized for three days and two nights after using it. Despite the claims, the Cancer Council,  maker of the lotion, has no plans to recall its product.

Jessie Swan posted an image of her son with a caption informing the Facebook users about the effect of "Peppa Pig" Sunscreen. In the same post, she urged people not to buy the said product.

In the photo, her baby appears to have red skin. Swan clarified that this is not a sunburn as her son had not been in the sun, but an allergic reaction to the SPF50+ "Peppa Pig" sunscreen. Rashes also manifested on her baby's skin, which made her rush him to the hospital.

Cancer Council replied to Swan's post, according to ABC and apologized to her. They had asked her to communicate to their representatives directly.

In a separate comment, the non-profit organization said that Swan's story was upsetting and they will investigate the case further.

"Peppa Pig" Sunscreen has been approved by Therapeautic Good Administration (TGA) and has been dermatologically tested. According to the organization, the sunscreen has a lower level of active ingredients compared to other products. Additionally, they want to reassure its customers that this particular variant has been formulated to be as suitable for a child's delicate skin.

Despite new complaints, Cancer Council has no plans to recall its "Peppa Pig" Sunscreen, according 9 News. ACCC will not also take action to deal with the countless reports.

"Sunscreen allergy which can cause rashes is not uncommon and can occur as different people have different sensitivities to the many ingredients including any fragrances and preservatives," an ACCC spokesman said.

As a matter of fact, this is not the first complaint lobbied against Cancel Council products. According to the publication, many have sent in reports and stories about rashes burning after using their sunscreen. 

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