Spray Sunblock Put To The Test After Stow Man Is Badly Burned

July 16, 2012 12:00 AM
Spray Sunblock Put To The Test After Stow Man Is Badly Burned

" BOSTON (CBS)  – Firefighters put spray sunscreen to the test after a Massachusetts man was badly burned.

WBZ-TV first reported the story in May. “I just went into complete panic mode and screamed,” said burn victim Brett Sigworth.

He was using the grill during a party at his lakeside home in Stow, when he decided to apply sunscreen.

“I walked over to my grill and took one of the holders to move some of the charcoal briquettes around and all of a sudden it just went up my arm,” said Brett. “It went wherever the sunblock went.”

Brett Sigworth says he caught on fire after applying sunscreen.

Photos show the severe burns on his chest, ears, and back. You can even see the pattern where Brett says he sprayed the product in streaks across his back.

It was a Banana Boat Sport aerosol sunscreen that Brett says caught fire on his skin.

“I’ve never experienced pain like that in my life,” he says.

The product does have a warning to avoid using while near open flames, but it says nothing about once the product is applied "

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