Advisory issued for hand sanitizer that "may pose health risks": Health Canada

Aug 4 2020, 10:49 am

A certain brand of hand sanitizer has been flagged by Health Canada for having ingredients that “are not acceptable for use.”

The health authority says in a statement that the following hand sanitizer is made with ethanol and denaturants that “may pose health risks.”

 Product Recalling Company NPN or DIN Lot Number(s) Expiry Date Date Added
Clean & Green Hand Sanitizer Gel Hope, Grace and Healing, DBA HgH Integrative Aromatics 80100887 00158, 00161 May 2022, June 2022 August 4, 2020

“Denaturatns are added to ethanol to make it unfit for human consumption and, therefore, to avoid the unintentional ingestion of hand sanitizers (particularly by children),” says Health Canada.

The recently-listed product joins a growing list of hand sanitizers that have been recalled from the market for having technical-grade ethanol or having ethanol and denaturants that are deemed “not acceptable ingredients.”

Any Canadians that use these products are advised to stop and to consult a health care professional if they experience any kind of health concerns.

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