Health Canada recalls some hand sanitizers containing industrial-grade ethanol

    Avleen K Mokha

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    In an advisory issued June 6, Health Canada said it is recalling certain hand sanitizers because they contain industrial-grade ethanol. Health Canada has not approved this type of ethanol for use in hand sanitizers in Canada.

    Frequent use of these products may result in dry skin, causing irritation or cracking. 

    Health Canada says it has contacted companies to stop the sale of these products.

    Affected products

    Health Canada says Canadians should not use the following products: Eltraderm Hand Sanitizer, Gel 700 Hand Sanitizer, Sanilabs Hand Sanitizer and Walker Emulsions Hand Sanitizer.

    These products can be returned to pharmacies for proper disposal.

    Additionally, Canadians can report any health product adverse events or complaints to Health Canada.