A Florida woman who says she was treated for burns after using a tanning bed spray for her newborn baby is suing the company that manufactured the product.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Florida’s 6th District Court of Appeal alleges that SunEdison and its parent company, BASF, violated Florida law by knowingly using a dangerous chemical known as boron dioxide, which is a known carcinogen.
The Florida Attorney General’s Office declined to file charges against SunEdisons executives or to comment on the lawsuit.
SunEdison said in a statement that the company is “fully confident in the safety of our products.”
SunEdisons CEO John B. O’Connell said in an emailed statement that he was “deeply disappointed” with the lawsuit and would not be commenting further.
SunEx is a specialty tanning product that uses a thin layer of chemical to penetrate skin to make the skin glow.
SunEyes’ products, sold by other companies, contain less of the borocaine-like compound that SunEyes makes.
SunEeyes’ product is marketed as a “treat” for burns and other skin ailments, but SunEagles’ label doesn’t list a chemical ingredient.