Posted: May 16, 2012 8:50 AM by NBC News (CC)
The Food and Drug Administration has extended its June deadline for sunscreen manufacturers to change their labeling to better protect consumers from sunburn.
Last summer, the agency ordered that labels only read 'broad spectrum SPF" if they protect against both ultraviolet A and B rays and must eliminate the words 'waterproof' or sweatproof.'
Companies are now being given six more months to complete these changes.
The FDA said without the extension there would be sunscreen shortages.