Health Canada recalling two brands of hand sanitizer over health risks

Mar 15 2021, 10:53 am

Health Canada is recalling two brands of hand sanitizer because they may pose health risks.

The recalls for Biogel and Keep Calm – Assainisseur à base d’éthanol 70% were issued on March 15.

“Certain hand sanitizers are being recalled because they do not meet Health Canada’s requirements,” the department says.

Biogel, which is made by Groupe Savon Olympic Inc. is being recalled because it contains methanol, which Health Canada says is an “unacceptable ingredient.”

Two lot numbers are affected by the recall. The health authority notes there is no expiry date printed on the labels.

Keep Calm is made by Station-22, and is being recalled because it contains ethyl acetate, another ingredient that Health Canada deems “unacceptable.”

Four lot numbers are affected by the recall, with expiry dates of April 2022 and May 2022.

Health Canada is advising that consumers stop using the recalled products and return them to a pharmacy for proper disposal.

If you have used the products and have concerns, the department says to contact a healthcare professional.

Zoe DemarcoZoe Demarco

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