Mexican Hand Sanitizer Import Alert [US]

US FlagUS/Silver Spring: Logo - The US Food and Drug Administration ("FDA")The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), a Silver Spring, Maryland-based statutory regulatory and food safety authority, places all Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers manufactured in Mexico on a countrywide Import Alert to help stop products that appear to be in violation from entering the United States until the FDA is able to review the products’ safety.

This Import Alert was initiated due to a sharp increase in Hand Sanitizer products manufactured in  Mexico that were labeled to contain Ethanol (also known as Ethyl Alcohol) as an active agent but instead tested positive for Methanol contamination. Methanol, or Wood Alcohol, is an industrial-use substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin and life-threatening when ingested and can result in Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Blurred Vision, Permanent Blindness, Seizures, Coma, permanent damage to the Nervous System and/or Death.

FDA: http://ht.ly/nBuU30ruMK9

Direct link: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-takes-action-place-all-alcohol-based-hand-sanitizers-mexico-import

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports its analyses of Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers imported from Mexico found eighty-four percent (84%) of the samples analyzed by the agency from April through December 2020 were not in compliance with the FDA’s safety regulations, as follows:

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US NHTSA Recalls: Brembo Brake Pads

US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Friday, January 29, 2021, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, posted a total of thirty-seven (37) vehicle, tire, accessory or other automotive-related product recalls this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/cXy430qH5Ln

Direct link: https://www.nhtsa.gov/search/safety-issues#recall

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One Ocean Wild Sockeye Salmon Fish Recall [Canada]

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One Ocean Wild Sockeye Salmon Fish Recall [Canada]

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Canada/Ottawa: Orca Specialty Foods Ltd., a Surrey, British Columbia establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of One Ocean branded Sliced Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon Fish products from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected Listeria monocytogenes contamination and consequential risks of Gram-positive bacterial infection viral infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health hazards.

CFIA: http://ht.ly/qCMX30ruFcr

Direct link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2021/74883r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Wild Sockeye Salmon products are subject to this recall:

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Life Basics by Nourished Life Sunscreen Recall [Australia]

Life Basics by Nourished Life Sunscreen Recall [Australia]

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Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: BWX Digital Pty Ltd., a Dandenong, South Victoria establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Life Basics by Nourished Life branded SPF30 Natural Coconut Body Sunscreen from the Australian marketplace due to suspected failure to homogenize medicinal ingredients and consequential risks of sun protection failure, burns and serious skin damage, all serious health hazards.

ACCC: http://ht.ly/SHdA30ruEnf

Direct link: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/bwx-digital-pty-ltd-life-basics-by-nourished-life-spf30-natural-coconut-body-sunscreen

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Sunscreen products are subject to this recall:

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