Health Canada has added more hand sanitizer products of the growth of their recall list. The agency first announced a recall of certain products, hand sanitizer, June 6, due to the presence of the industrial grade ethanol, and has continued to update the list throughout the month.
The following hand sanitizers have been added to the recall list on Monday:
- Antiseptic Gel for The Hands, made by Megalab Inc.
Germzero, made by Flash Beauty Inc.
Tekare Instant Hand Cleaner Gel, made by TEKPolymer Inc.
The contaminants are contained for these products is ethyl acetate.
According to Health Canada, industrial grade ethanol is more severe than the type of ethanol that has been approved for use in disinfectants for hands in Canada. Industrial grade ethanol may also contain other chemicals is not suitable for use in disinfectants for hands.
A list of the use of disinfectants approved for sale in Canada, as well as a list of similar products that have been accepted under the COVID-19 interim measures can be found on the Health Canada web site.
If you have purchased any of the recalled products, Health Canada recommends that you stop using it at once. Over-use could cause cracking of the skin and irritation.
If you have any health concerns about your use of these products, contact your health care provider. You can return the hand sanitizer to your local pharmacy for proper disposal, or follow the instructions in your region for the disposal of hazardous waste.
The products listed in previous recalls, the 6 June, 10 June and 11 June are:
Protectenol Liquid Disinfectant, made by Applying the Technology of Lubrication
Tidol Hand Sanitizer 70%, made by Tidol Corporation
Aktif Antiseptic instant hand-made by the Laboratoire Hygienex Inc.
Smart Care Disinfectant for the Hands, made by the R&D Technical Solutions Ltd.
X-Pure-Green-2-Go Gel, Wood Wyant Inc.
Eltraderm Hand Sanitizer – 70% Ethyl Alcohol, made by Eltraderm Limited
Disinfectant for the hands, made by the Contract Packaging Distributions Inc.
Gel 700 Disinfectant for the Hands, made by Nature’s Own Cosmetics Company Inc.
Sanilabs Hand Sanitizer 70% Ethanol, made by Sanilabs Inc.
Walker Emulsions of Disinfectant for the Hands, made by Walker Emulsions Ltd.
Disinfectant for the hands Desinfectant for the hands, made by Walker Emulsions Ltd.
Dash Vapes Disinfectant for the Hands, made by DashVapes Inc.
Isogel, made by Lalema Inc.