Ethanol Hand Sanitizer Recall [Canada]


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Canada/Ottawa: Logo - Health CanadaHealth Canada, an Ottawa, Ontario regulatory safety authority, issues recalls for several Hand Sanitizer products from the Canadian marketplace due to reported presence of industrial-grade Ethanol, a substance that has not been authorized for use in Hand Sanitizers in Canada and consequential risks of chemical skin damage and unknown long-term consequences, both serious health hazards.

HCSC: http://ht.ly/ZmNn30qOhsM

Direct link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/73269a-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports the following Ethanol-based Hand Sanitizer products are subject to this recall:

  • Eltraderm Limited Eltraderm Hand Sanitizer – 70 % Ethyl Alcohol and sold with an NPN or DIN of 80098540
  • Contract Packaging Distributions Inc. Hand Sanitizer and sold with an NPN or DIN of 80098453
  • Nature’s Own Cosmetic Company Inc. Gel 700 Hand Sanitizer and sold with an NPN or DIN of 80100166
  • Sanilabs Inc. Sanilabs Hand Sanitizer 70% Ethanol and sold with an NPN or DIN of 80098769
  • Walker Emulsions Ltd. Walker Emulsions Hand Sanitizer and sold with an NPN or DIN of 80098678
  • Walker Emulsions Ltd. Hand Sanitizer – Désinfectant pour les mains and sold with an NPN or DIN of 80100040

Please note: additional information including batch/lot and expiry dates for each of the above Ethanol-based Hand Sanitizer products can be found on the Web site above.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers, best-before date codes, manufacturing date codes, production dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to Health Canada, it is advising Canadians that certain Hand Sanitizers known to be in the Canadian Marketplace are being recalled from the market because they contain industrial-grade Ethanol, a chemical that has not been authorized for use in Hand Sanitizers in Canada.

Industrial-grade Ethanol products contain 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. In addition, chemicals that may not be approved for use in Hand Sanitizers are added to industrial-grade Ethanol presenting unknown risks and possibly long-term health consequences.

Frequent use of these products may result in dry skin, causing irritation or cracking. Since industrial-grade Ethanol has not been approved for use in Hand Sanitizers in Canada, the Department has not reviewed it for safety or efficacy.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Hand Sanitizers, please do not use them. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

Disposal of this product must be in accordance with local municipal hazardous waste requirements to protect your personal safety, the local drinking water supply and the ecosystem. Please consult your local municipal waste authority for the correct steps for your particular community.

Please note: the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty and/or dangerous Hand Sanitizers, please search for “sanitizer” or using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Burn or Scald hazards, please search for “burn” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Eltraderm Limited, please search for “Eltraderm” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Contract Packaging Distributions Inc, please search for “Contract” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Nature’s Own Cosmetic Company Inc, please search for “Nature’s Own” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Sanilabs Inc., please search for “Sanilabs” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Walker Emulsions Ltd, please search for “Walker” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
HCSC ID number: RA-73269
Recalls Direct RIN: 13116-2020
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