On June 2020, Health Canada has issued a safety alert warning for consumers regarding the recall from the market of certain hand sanitizers found to contain industrial-grade ethanol that has not been authorized for use in hand sanitizers in Canada. The use of industrial-grade ethanol could pose health risk to consumers since it contains impurities. Frequent use of these products may result in dry skin, skin irritation or cracking. Listed below are the affected products:
|Product Name||Recalling Company||Lot Number/s|
|1.||Aktif Antiseptique Instantané Pour Les Mains||Laboratoire Hygienex Inc.||189665189574|
|2.||Dash Vapes Hand Sanitizer||DashVapes Inc.||1258969|
|3.||Eltraderm hand Sanitizer – 70% Ethyl Alcohol||Eltraderm Limited||0217|
|4.||Gel 700 Hand Sanitizer||Nature’s Own Cosmetic Company Inc.||(118mL)
|5.||Gel Antiseptique Pour Les Mains||Megalab Inc.||5135, 5137, 5138
5139, 5142, 5144
5149, 5151, 5152
|6.||Germzero||Flash Beauté Inc.||243601|
|7.||Tekare Instant Hand Cleanser Gel||TEKPolymer Inc.||HG200320|
|8.||Tidol Hand Sanitizer 70%||Tidol Corporation||7080|
|9.||Vima-San||Crown Chemical Products, Inc.||02200, 02270
|10.||Walker Emulsions Hand Sanitizer||Walker Emulsion Ltd.||209638|
|11.||X-Pure Vert-2-Go Gel||Wood Wyant Inc.||109832, 309132
|12.||Hand Sanitizer||Contract Packaging Distributions Inc.||8613026, 8613042
|13.||Hand Sanitizer Alco-San||Crown Chemical products, Inc.||03130, 03310
|14.||Hand Sanitizer Desinfectant pour les mains||Wlaker Emulsions Ltd.||210061|
|15.||Healthcare Plus Sanitizing Hand Gel||The Color Group, Division of Canadian Custom Packaging||024002, 024012
|16.||Isogel||Lalema Inc.||5900 0004|
|17||Protectenol Hand Sanitizer Liquid||Applied Lubrication Technology||20-070, 20-083
|18.||Sanilabs Hand Sanitizer 70% Ethanol||Sanilabs Inc.||6069
|19.||Smart Care||R&D technical Solutions Ltd.||005154
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hereby informs the general public that there have been no Certificate of Product Notification (CPN) or authorization issued for the importation and distribution of the said hand sanitizers in the Philippine market.
To help limit the spread of COVID-19, wash your hands often with soap and water. The use of alcohol or alcohol-based hand sanitizers is recommended when soap and water are not available. For the list of Authorized/Notified Hand Sanitizers, you may visit the FDA website at ww2.fda.gov.ph.
To report any sale or distribution of unnotified/unregistered health products, kindly email FDA via [email protected] or [email protected].
Dissemination of this advisory to all concerned is hereby requested.
Attachment:->FDA Advisory No.2020-1353