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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)

L00521024

L00521025

L00525006

 

(3785mL)

L00515003

(236mL)

L00527003

L00528001

L00530003

L00525016

L00526003

L00526011

L00527001

L00528011

L00530002

L00531002

5. Gel Antiseptique Pour Les Mains Megalab Inc. 5135, 5137, 5138

5139, 5142, 5144

5149, 5151, 5152

5160

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

03130, 03310

10. Walker Emulsions Hand Sanitizer Walker Emulsion Ltd. 209638
11. X-Pure Vert-2-Go Gel Wood Wyant Inc. 109832, 309132

408732, 208732

109732, 109232

12. Hand Sanitizer Contract Packaging Distributions Inc. 8613026, 8613042

8613048, 8613055

8613057, 8613058

8613061, 8613064

8613066

13. Hand Sanitizer Alco-San Crown Chemical products, Inc. 03130, 03310

04070, 51420-20

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

024022, 021032

024042, 024072

024082, 024092

024003

16. Isogel Lalema Inc. 5900 0004
17 Protectenol Hand Sanitizer Liquid Applied Lubrication Technology 20-070, 20-083

20-366, 20-367

20-368, 20-369

20-370, 20-371

20-372, 20-373

18. Sanilabs Hand Sanitizer 70% Ethanol Sanilabs Inc. 6069

6075

19. Smart Care R&D technical Solutions Ltd. 005154

005155

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 ereport@fda.gov.ph or covidresponse@fda.gov.ph.

Dissemination of this advisory to all concerned is hereby requested.

Attachment:->FDA Advisory No.2020-1353