Health Canada recalls various hand sanitizers that "may pose health risks"

Oct 13 2020, 10:37 am

Health Canada is recalling hand sanitizers for possibly posing health risks.

On Tuesday, Health Canada said they are “advising Canadians that the following hand sanitizers are being recalled because they may pose health risks.”

Health Canada says it maintains a list of hand sanitizers so that Canadians can, “easily identify products they may have purchased and take appropriate action.”

Canadians are encouraged to check it regularly for updates.

Product Reason for recall Company NPN/DIN Lot Numbers Expiry Date Date Added
Last Best Brewing
and Distilling Hand
Sanitizer
Missing risk
statements;
product not
authorized to
contain
technical-grade
ethanol
Last Best
Brewing and
Distilling, Inc
80099050 001 May 2021 2020-10-13
Nomad Hand
Sanitizer
(Lemongrass)
Missing risk
statements;
product not
authorized to
contain
technical-grade
ethanol
Rocky Mountain
Soap Company
80097907 04092001 to
06082001
April 9, 2021
to June 8,
2021
2020-10-13
Prairie Potions Purify
Hand Sanitizer and
Antibacterial Spray
Contains
unacceptable
ingredient,
methanol
Prairie Potions Unlicensed
(no NPN or
DIN on label)
All. Not printed
on the label.
Not printed on
the label
2020-10-13
Sanix – Gel d’alcool
pour les mains avec
émollients, 70%
alcool éthylique en
format de 250 mL
Contains
unacceptable
ingredient,
methanol
Sanix None All. Not printed
on the label.
Not printed on the label 2020-10-13
Sanix – Gel d’alcool
pour les mains avec
émollients, 70%
alcool éthylique en
format de 4 L
Contains
unacceptable
ingredient,
methanol
Sanix Mentions
80098684
All. Not printed
on the label.
Not printed on the label 2020-10-13

As a result of the pandemic creating a high demand for hand sanitizers, Health Canada is permitting the temporary use of technical-grade ethanol in alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

Manufacturers wishing to use technical-grade ethanol must choose from a list suppliers authorized by Health Canada. They must receive a No Objection Letter from the agency before they can manufacture or distribute the product.

“Health Canada maintains this list of hand sanitizers that may pose health risks, so that Canadians can easily identify products they may have purchased and take appropriate action. Canadians are encouraged to check it regularly for updates,” the statement said.

You can stay connected with Health Canada and receive the latest advisories and product recalls.

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