It has been a scorching summer in the Sioux Empire. That means more sunscreen has been flying off the store shelves and onto our bodies. Unfortunately, some individuals may be using some sunscreen products for protection from the sun which could actually harm them in the future.

One popular sunscreen company recently issued a massive recall of its sunscreen and hair product. Better check your cabinets, Sioux Falls.

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Multiple reports including one from USA Today states Banana Boat is recalling its Hair & Scalp Spray SPF 30 along with its sunscreen spray. Apparently, the producers of Banana Boat explain that they found traces of a chemical known to cause cancer in both products.

Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Spray SPF 30 is being recalled after benzene, a human carcinogen, was not found in the sunscreen itself, but in propellant that sprays out the sunscreen, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday. The chemical is commonly found in gasoline and cigarette smoke, according to the National Cancer Institute.

Benzene is considered to be pretty dangerous. This chemical alone can "potentially" lead to cancers such as leukemia, blood cancer of the bone marrow and blood disorders. The products that are affected by this recall have the following expiration dates and descriptions:

December 2022, February 2023 or April 2024. Lot numbers are 20016AF, 20084BF and 21139AF. 

Once notified of the situation, Edgewell Personal Care Company (the company which manufactures Banana Boat) advised all retailers to remove these products from their store shelves. Customers were also asked to stop using the products immediately.

More information about the nationwide recall for Banana Boat's Hair & Scalp Spray SPF 30 along with its sunscreen spray can be found here.

Birthday Freebies You Can Get at Sioux Falls Businesses

We've added even MORE birthday freebies from Sioux Falls businesses.

Everyone loves free stuff, especially on your birthday. Most of the freebies require you to sign up for their rewards program, e-mail list, or mobile app, so make sure you plan ahead. Some of the offers are good just on your birthday, while others are good for a week or longer.

Of course, this is just a small list. There are many more businesses that offer free stuff for your birthday right here in Sioux Falls. You just need to ask! Or, choose your favorite business, check out their website, and sign up for their e-mail club. All offers are subject to change at any time. Call ahead or check their website for more details.

*List updated 1/4/2022 - Individual businesses may change their policies at any time.

The Coldest Temperatures in Sioux Falls History

When a polar vortex rolls through Sioux Falls, it can get even the heartiest dreaming of indoor fires, baking, and hot chocolate.

Mr. Bendo is tough enough but for the love of Pete, someone put a scarf on the Statue of David!

All this icy chatter had us wondering about the coldest days ever recorded in Sioux Falls. Here is the historical data from the National Weather Service with the coldest temps ever recorded in Sioux Falls since record-keeping began in 1893.

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