Health Canada just issued a recall for hand sanitizer
Health Canada has recalled hand sanitizers made using unsafe industrial grade ethanol.
The recall was put out on June 6, listing six products that contain industrial grade ethanol not approved for use for hand sanitizers in Canada.
#Advisory Health Canada is advising Canadians to stop using certain hand sanitizers because they contain industrial-grade ethanol that has not been authorized for use in hand sanitizers in Canada. https://t.co/dhaaGR19Eu— Health Canada and PHAC (@GovCanHealth) June 6, 2020
The list includes Eltraderm Hand Sanitizer, Gel 700 Hand Sanitizer, Sanilabs Hand Sanitizer and Walker Emulsions Hand Sanitizer.
"Frequent use of these products may result in dry skin, causing irritation or cracking," reads the recall announcement. "Since industrial-grade ethanol has not been approved for use in hand sanitizers in Canada, the Department has not reviewed it for safety or efficacy."
Health Canada says to immediately stop using these products and to consult a healthcare professional if you've used any of these products and have health concerns.
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