Health Canada has updated the hand sanitizer recall it issued last week to include five more companies.
The hand sanitizers are recalled because they contain industrial-grade ethanol.
The agency says industrial-grade ethanol contains chemicals that may not be approved for use in hand sanitizers.
It warns that frequent use of these products can result in dry skin, causing irritation or cracking.
The products on the recall list include Applied Lubrication Technology, Wood Wyant Inc., R&D Technical Solutions Ltd., Tidol Corporation, and Laboratoire Hygienex Inc.
Last week, Health Canada recalled hand sanitizers from Eltraderm Hand Sanitizer, Gel 700 Hand Sanitizer, Sanilabs Hand Sanitizer and Walker Emulsions.
Consumers are advised to stop using the products immediately and return them to their local pharmacy for proper disposal.
Health Canada says it’s monitoring the effectiveness of the recalls.
List of Recalled Hand Sanitizers