Massive Hand Sanitizer Recall By Health Canada




Health Canada is advising Canadians to stop using hand sanitizers made with ethanol or denaturants, which are not acceptable for use in hand sanitizers, and may pose health risks, especially to children. Health Canada will be maintaining lists of hand sanitizers that may be unsafe, so you can easily identify products you have purchased and take appropriate action.

Since these unacceptable types of ethanol and denaturants have not been approved for use in hand sanitizers in Canada, the Department has not reviewed them for safety or efficacy. Possible adverse reactions to the ingredients in these products may include dermatitis, such as skin irritation and cracking; eye irritation; upper respiratory system irritation; and headaches.

To find out if your hand sanitizer has been recalled, refer to this LIST posted on the Health Canada website. This list will be updated by Health Canada as it becomes aware of other potentially unsafe products. If you have purchased any products on the list, you should discontinue using them immediately. Health Canada is advising to consult your healthcare professional if you have any concerns about having used these products.

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