Health product recall

Alcohol Antiseptic 80% (v/v) Topical Solution Hand Sanitizer: Acetaldehyde outside acceptable limit

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Summary

Product
Alcohol Antiseptic 80% (v/v) Topical Solution Hand Sanitizer
Issue
Health products - Product safety
COVID
What to do

 

Stop using the identified product lots below. Consult your health care professional if you have used any of these products and have health concerns. Report any health product adverse events or complaints to Health Canada. See the additional information on buying health products safely in the links below.

Affected products

Brand Product Name Market Authorization Dosage Form Strength Lot
Newfoundland Labrador Liquid Alcohol Antiseptic 80% (v/v) Topical Solution Hand Sanitizer NPN 80098012 Liquid Ethyl Alcohol 80% 20081, 20082, 20083, 20084, 20085, 20086, 20087, 20090, 20091, 20092, 20093, 20105, 20106, 20107, 20108, 20111, 20112, 20113, 20114, 20115, 20118, 20119, 20120, 20125, 20127, 20129, 20132, 20133

Issue

The affected lots may contain an acetaldehyde concentration that is outside the acceptable limit.

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 waste; or
    • Return the product to your local pharmacy for proper disposal
  • Contact the company if you would like more information about the recall
  • Consult your health care professional if you have used these products and have health concerns
  • Keep all hand sanitizers out of the reach of children.
  • Never eat or drink hand sanitizers, as swallowing even small amounts can be dangerous or fatal. If swallowed, call a poison control centre or seek medical help immediately.

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 that have been authorized for sale in Canada. Consult these resources for more information:

Report any health product adverse events or complaints to Health Canada.

Additional information

Previous recalls or alerts
Background

Depth of recall: Retailers

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Health product recall
Category
Health products - Natural health products
Companies

Newfoundland Labrador Liquid Corporation.

90 Kenmount Road,

St. John's, NL

A1B 3V1 

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Health professionals
Hospitals
Recall class
Type II
Identification number
RA-63901

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