Consumer warnings and a childproof cap on Wegmans-brand sunscreen pouches should suffice for the time being in helping customers distinguish the pouches from similar packages holding baby food, a company spokesperson said.
The issue arose when a customer posted a complaint that the new sunscreen pouches look too much like baby-food containers and could be confused for those.
Mary Ellen Burris, Wegmans' senior vice president of consumer affairs, reported about the issue on her company blog. In the blog post, Burris said she and other Wegmans officials agreed that confusion could occur.
A safety alert shelf sign was placed near the sunscreen product to warn people of the similarity. Wegmans spokesperson Jo Natale said a special protective cap is being added to the product to help prevent mistakes.
Other precautions will be taken if necessary, the company said. "We've gotten good feedback from consumers on the precautions we are taking," Natale said.
The Wegmans-brand pouches contain Sport SPF 30, SPF 50 and Kids SPF 50 sunscreens.