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Hand sanitizers that may pose health risks recalled

The sanitizers contain industrial-grade ethanol not authorized for use in Canada

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Health Canada is advising consumers that certain hand sanitizers are being recalled because they contain industrial-grade ethanol that has not been authorized for use in hand sanitizers in Canada.

Industrial-grade ethanol contains impurities that are not found in the type of ethanol approved for use in manufacturing hand sanitizers, such as technical-grade, food-grade or pharmaceutical-grade ethanol.

Frequent use of such products may result in dry skin, causing irritation or cracking.

The following products are affected:

Product

Recalling Company

NPN or DIN

Lot numbers

Expiry Date

Date Added

Eltraderm Hand Sanitizer - 70 % Ethyl Alcohol

Eltraderm Limited

80098540

0217

April 2022

June 6, 2020

Hand Sanitizer

Contract Packaging Distributions Inc.

80098453

8613026

8613042

8613048

8613055

8613057

8613058

8613061

8613064

8613066

April 2022

June 6, 2020

Gel 700 Hand Sanitizer

Nature's Own Cosmetic Company Inc.

80100166

8613026

8613042

8613048

8613055

8613057

8613058

8613061

8613064

8613066

May 2022

June 6, 2020

Sanilabs Hand Sanitizer 70% Ethanol

Sanilabs Inc.

80098769

6069

April 20, 2022

June 6, 2020

6075

April 28, 2022

Walker Emulsions Hand Sanitizer

Walker Emulsions Ltd.

80098678

209638

Not printed on the label

June 6, 2020

Hand Sanitizer

Désinfectant pour les mains

 

Walker Emulsions Ltd.

80100040

210061

Not printed on the label

June 6, 2020

What to do

Customers who purchased the above products should stop using them and follow local guidelines on how to dispose of chemicals and other hazardous waste. They may also return the product to their local pharmacy for proper disposal.

Consumers with questions may contact Health Canada at (613) 957-2991, (866) 225-0709, or by email at hcinfo.infosc@canada.ca.

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