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Health Canada recalls hand sanitizers used in schools

Health Canada recalls hand sanitizers used in schools
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Health Canada announced a recall for several “Anti-Microbe” hand sanitizer products that were distributed across schools in Quebec and Ontario.

In an advisory posted Friday, the agency said the company Atoms F.D. Inc was recalling several hand sanitizers due to the presence of benzalkonium chloride.

Health Canada warns that this higher concentration of benzalkonium chloride could cause itchy or dry skin in individuals and “in some cases, peeling, swelling or blistering can occur.”

Here is the list of products currently known to be affected by the recall.

  • Anti-Microbe, sold by Atoms F.D. Inc
  • 32 Anti-Microbe, sold by Groups BOD
  • Essence 360 Anti-Microbe, sold by Essence360 International.
  • Nutra One Anti-Microbe, sold by Nutra One Inc.
  • Paoch Anti-Microbe, sold by Entreprise Paoch Inc.
  • Produits Bio-Expert Anti-Microbe, sold by Produits Bio-experts Inc.
  • Trilux Anti-Microbe, sold by Trilux.
  • Yunisan Handzo, sold by Arclay Natural Technologies Inc.


If you are in possession of any of these hand sanitizers or others with the DIN 02248351, Health Canada is asking that you stop using them and follow your regional guidelines on disposing of chemicals or return the product to local pharmacies for proper disposal.


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