Canada-wide recall issued for hand sanitizers – fr

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Canada-wide recall issued for hand sanitizers – fr



Frequent use of a hand sanitizer containing ethyl acetate may cause dry skin, resulting in irritation or cracking.

Health Canada is advising Canadians that some hand sanitizers are being recalled because they may pose health risks.

Adbo Distribution’s KeraSpa hand sanitizer and Affinite Gestion de Production’s umbrella (60 ml format) are being recalled because they contain an “unacceptable ingredient, ethyl acetate.”

Health Canada states that frequent use of a hand sanitizer containing ethyl acetate can cause dry skin, leading to irritation or cracking.

Growing Demand for Hand Sanitizers Due to COVID-19

Health Canada says demand for hand sanitizers has increased dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic and has temporarily allowed manufacturers to use technical grade ethanol in hand sanitizers based alcohol to meet demand.

Technical grade ethanol disinfectants contain more impurities than pharmaceutical and food grade ethanol, and manufacturers must choose from a list of suppliers authorized by Health Canada. In addition, they must receive a letter of no objection from the department before they can manufacture or distribute the product.

Manufacturers must also include specific risk statements on the labels of their products if ethanol impurities exceed a certain level.

Product Reason for
call back
Company NPN or DIN Lot number (s) Date d’expiration
KeraSpa

Contains
unacceptable
ingredient, ethyl
acetate

Adbo
Distribution

80076597
Appears on
the label,
who is the
bad NPN

100G01
101G01
104G01
111G01
112G01

Avril 2023

Umbrella (60 ml
format)

Contains
unacceptable
ingredient, ethyl
acetate

Affinite Management
Production

80076597

099G01
100G01

Avril 2023

Denaturants and unauthorized medicinal ingredients

Counterfeit products may contain ingredients not listed on the label, hazardous additives, or other contaminants. Also, they may not contain the active ingredients that Canadians expect them to contain. Since counterfeit products are not permitted and made with an unknown formulation, they may not be effective in killing bacteria and viruses, and may pose serious health risks.

What you should do

  • Stop using the products identified in the table.
    • Follow municipal or regional guidelines on how to dispose of chemicals and other hazardous wastes; or
    • Return the product to your local pharmacy for proper disposal
  • Contact the company if you would like more information on the recall
  • Consult your healthcare professional if you have used these products and have any health problems.

To help limit the spread of COVID-19, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers approved for sale in Canada. Check out these resources for more information:

Report any adverse event or complaint about a health product to Health Canada.

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