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Don't use sunscreen spray and then go near an open flame, or you may find yourself on fire.
That's the message from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which received five reports last year of people doing just that and sustaining burns serious enough to warrant a trip to the hospital.
In each of the incidents the fire occurred after the sunscreen had been applied and the victim neared an ignition source, such as a lighted match. In one case, the victim began welding after applying the sunscreen.
Although the specific products involved in the incidents were recalled, other sunscreen sprays contain a flammable ingredient such as alcohol.
Spray sunscreen is not the only product to worry about. Spray insect repellents, hair spray and even non-spray sunscreens may contain a flammable ingredient.
More at startribune.com/whistleblower.