OTTAWA, Oct. 18, 2012 /CNW/ -
Avmor Ltd. has expanded its recall of Antimicrobial Foaming Hand Soap (Triclosan 0.3%) to include 19 additional lots of this product. As a precautionary measure, Avmor Ltd. is also recalling 21 lots of the product X3 Clean Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer (Benzalkonium chloride 0.13%).
Who is affected:
Canadians, who have bought or used Antimicrobial Foaming Hand Soap (Triclosan 0.3%), especially those with compromised immune systems, including those with cystic fibrosis, HIV/AIDS, cancer, burns, diabetes and severe lung disease. In addition, Canadians who have bought or used X3 Clean Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer (Benzalkonium chloride 0.13%).
| What should you do:
What Health Canada is doing:
Health Canada is monitoring the additional recalls and the company's investigation to identify and address the root cause of the contamination.
No adverse reactions involving the use of this product have been reported to Health Canada. The company has also confirmed it has received no adverse reactions reports involving the affected product to date.
For more information:
Consumers and health professionals wanting more information about this advisory from Health Canada can contact the Public Enquiries Line at 613-957-2991, or toll free at 1-866-225-0709.
Media enquiries related to this Advisory should be directed to Health Canada Media Relations at 613-957-2983.
How to report side effects to health products to Health Canada:
- Call toll-free at 1-866-234-2345
- Visit MedEffect Canada's web page on Adverse Reaction Reporting for information on how to report online, by mail or by fax
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