Health Canada recalls various hand sanitizers over possible health risks

Health Canada recalls various hand sanitizers over possible health risks
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Health Canada has revealed a list of several different brands of hand sanitizer that are being recalled over health concerns.

Health Canada has revealed a list of several different brands of hand sanitizers that are being recalled over health concerns.

On Tuesday, Health Canada issued the advisory to Canadians, saying that the recalled sanitizers “may pose health risks.”

Health Canada said that the posted list will be maintained and updated “so that Canadians can easily identify products they may have purchased and take appropriate action.”

Canadians are being encouraged to check it regularly.

Below is the list of newly recalled hand sanitizers:

  • Last Best Brewing and Distilling Hand Sanitizer
  • Nomad Hand Sanitizer (Lemongrass)
  • Prairie Potions Purify Hand Sanitizer and Antibacterial Spray
  • Sanix – Gel d’alcool pour les mains avec Ă©mollients, 70% alcool Ă©thylique en format de 250 mL
  • Sanix – Gel d’alcool pour les mains avec Ă©mollients, 70% alcool Ă©thylique en format de 4 L

A full list of recalled hand sanitizers can be found here, which includes lot numbers, dates and companies. 

Health Canada is currently permitting the temporary use of technical-grade ethanol in alcohol-based hand sanitizers amid the COVID-19 pandemic due to increased demand.

Manufacturers planning on using technical-grade ethanol are required to select product from Health Canada’s list of authorized suppliers. Health Canada says that manufacturers must receive a No Objection Letter from the agency before they can develop or distribute the product.

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