Check the type of hand sanitizer you are using.
Six types of hand sanitizers made with industrial-grade ethanol and sold in Canadian stores have been recalled by Health Canada.
Regular use of these products could lead to dry skin, causing irritation or cracking. The recall advises people with the products in their homes to stop using them immediately and consult a healthcare professional if they experience health concerns.
The recalled products include:
- Gel 700 Hand Sanitizer, made by Nature’s Own Cosmetic Company Inc.
- Walker Emulsions Hand Sanitizer, made by Walker Emulsions Ltd.
- Hand Sanitizer Desinfectant pour les mains, made by Walker Emulsions Ltd.
- Sanilabs Hand Sanitizer 70% Ethanol, made by Sanilabs Inc.
- Eltradern Hand Sanitizer 70% Ethyl Alcohol, made by Eltradern Limited
- Hand Sanitizer, made by Contract Packaging Distributions In
There is a full list of approved hand sanitizers that Health Canada has said are safe to use.
Canadians are urged to regularly wash their hands to help combat the spread of COVID-19.