Health Canada recalls two brands of hand sanitizer over health risks

Jul 23 2021, 2:40 pm

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

The recalls were issued on July 23 after undeclared impurities were detected in the products.

Dollarama’s MediCare Foaming Hand Sanitizer may contain elevated levels of acetaldehyde, Health Canada said. Its label is also missing information for vulnerable populations.

The recalled lots have expiry dates of October, November, and December 2023.

Literies Universelles Paga Inc.’s Pur-Vie sanitizer is also affected by the recall. The product contains benzene at elevated levels. The affected lot expires in November 2022.

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Consumers should stop using the recalled hand sanitizers and dispose of them, Health Canada said. The products can also be taken to a pharmacy for disposal.

If you have used one of the products and have concerns, Health Canada advises consulting a healthcare professional.

Zoe DemarcoZoe Demarco

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