Bodico Hand Sanitizer Recall [Canada]

Canada HCSC RecallCanada/Ottawa: Health Canada recalls some Bodico Hand Sanitizer due to undeclared methanol hazard; two deaths reported. HCSC:

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Additional information:Bodico Hand Sanitizer
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports the following Personal Care Products are subject to this recall:

  • Bodico Hand Sanitizer, 8 fluid ounce pump container, lot B9002
  • Bodico Hand Sanitizer with Aloe and Vitamin E, 8 fluid ounce pump container, lot B9001

Health Canada reminds all consumers that the labels of hand sanitizers advise external use only and as such, the product should never be ingested. Testing undertaken by the province of Ontario’s Centre of Forensic Sciences of two bottles of Bodico Hand Sanitizer associated with the deaths found the product contained methanol, an undeclared ingredient, and not ethyl alcohol, the active ingredient actually listed for the product. Methanol is a highly toxic alcohol that, if ingested, can cause blindness or death. High amounts of methanol applied to the skin can cause irritation and inflammation.

Health Canada is working with the company that makes Bodico Hand Sanitizer and is in the process of independently testing additional samples of the product.


HCSC ID number: 36469
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2658
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