The expanded recall includes disinfectants under the brand names Daily Shield and Bio Life in the form of gel, liquid and medicated wipes.
Health Canada said tests found the disinfectant also contained less than the recommended amount of ethanol, meaning it was “not likely to provide effective hand sanitizing functions, such as removing germs and bacteria ”.
Last week, Health Canada issued a recall for Daily Shield hand sanitizers, but only those sold at Dollarama. At the time, the agency said that a counterfeit version of the product hit store shelves.
Now Health Canada says “new information” provided to them by Daily Shield’s parent company, Bio Life Sciences Corp., indicates that Dollarama’s product was ultimately not counterfeit.
Health Canada found several manufacturing violations at Bio Life, including poor record keeping and “lack of testing on finished products.” As a result, the agency suspended all product licenses held by Bio Life in a bid to revoke the company’s COVID-19 site license.
Health Canada has a complete list of hand sanitizers approved for sale in Canada and another list of acceptable products that may not meet full regulatory requirements, but are safe and will help meet national demand. .