Health Canada says some hand sanitizers are being 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 Eltraderm Hand Sanitizer, Gel 700 Hand Sanitizer, Sanilabs Hand Sanitizer and Walker Emulsions Hand Sanitizer.
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.
|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 |
|April 2022||June 6, 2020|
|Gel 700 Hand Sanitizer||Nature’s Own Cosmetic Company Inc.||80100166||8613026 |
|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|
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