Visibly Clean branded Hand Sanitizer Recall [Canada]


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Canada/Ottawa: Logo - HCSC Health CanadaBrands International Corporation, a Newmarket, Ontario establishment, recalls an unknown amount of Visibly Clean branded Hand Sanitizer products from the Canadian marketplace due to the reported failure to receive written authorization prior to the manufacturer and sale of a product that uses Technical-Grade Ethanol with possible risks of poisoning, oral injury, internal ingestion and GI tract laceration damage, all serious health and safety hazards.

HCSC: http://ht.ly/JW4K30qSxeH

Direct link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/73407r-eng.php

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

  • Visibly Clean branded Hand Sanitizer, sold with an Ethyl Alcohol strength of 70% v/v (technical grade) or Ethyl Alcohol 62% w/w

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

According to Health Canada, the recalled Visibly Clean branded Liquid Hand Sanitizer products may contain Denatured Alcohol-2-Isopropanol (DA-2I), a substance that may pose a risk to the health of people who utilize the product in a reasonable manner expected with its intended use.

This product was sold without market authorization (“NPN”). Some of the lots contain Technical Grade Ethanol and were sold before receiving the required Health Canada approval. You can read about these approval requirements in this program here: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/natural-non-prescription/legislation-guidelines/covid19-technical-grade-ethanol-hand-sanitizer.html.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Visibly Clean branded Hand Sanitizer products, please do not use them. Instead, return the product to the store or outlet at which they were purchased or dispose of the recalled products in accordance with local municipal hazardous waste requirements taking care to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (“PPE”) such as a mask and gloves.

You can read more about the dangers of Denatured Alcohol by consulting Cameo Chemicals at https://cameochemicals.noaa.gov/chemical/11065.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact Brands International Corporation at +1 905-830-4404 during normal business hours Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday.

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 Sanitizer product, please search for “sanitizer” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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

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

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More information about this recall:
HCSC ID number: RA-73407
Recalls Direct RIN: 13167-2020
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