Expanded Recall of Contaminated Foaming Hand Soap

Health Canada Advisory
2012-156
October 18, 2012
For immediate release

The issue:

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:

  • Do not use the affected Avmor Ltd.’s products (see below).
  • Speak to your healthcare practitioner if you have used the affected products or have concerns about your health.
  • Contact the company, Avmor Ltd., at 1-450-629-8074 extension 2360 for more information about the recall.
  • Report any adverse reaction you suspect may be related to this product to Health Canada (see below).

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.

Affected Product:

Antimicrobial Foaming Hand Soap (Triclosan 0.3%)
1L clear plastic cartridge (used with a foaming pump)
Drug Identification Number: DIN 02319144
Lot numbers: F121392032 F122353169; F121722415; F121231911; F120901362; F120330626; F120200498; F120160346; F113539955; F113009259; F112778570; F111586878; F111386429; F110885459; F110254442; F103493933; F103053192

Antimicrobial Foaming Hand Soap (Triclosan 0.3%)
4L refill
Drug Identification Number: DIN 02319144
Lot numbers F112788571; F111336183; F110354443

X3 Clean Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer (Benzalkonium chloride 0.13%)
75mL container
Drug Identification Number: DIN 02318296
Lot numbers F121372272; F113189615

X3 Clean Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer (Benzalkonium chloride 0.13%)
250mL container
Drug Identification Number: DIN 02318296
Lot numbers: F121462273; F120941393; F120130367; F113209576; F112939168; F112798991

X3 Clean Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer (Benzalkonium chloride 0.13%)
1L cartridge
Drug Identification Number: DIN 02318296
Lot numbers:F121462274; F120941392; F120170312; F113480046; F113219577; F112358267; F110394783

X3 Clean Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer (Benzalkonium chloride 0.13%)
4L refill
Drug Identification Number: DIN 02318296
Lot numbers: F121462275; F120160313; F113480045; F113199575; F112939260; F112909161

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

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s