Fake hand sanitizer sold at Dollarama recalled across Canada

Henrietta Strickland
October 20, 2020

Health Canada has issued yet another recall for hand sanitizer.

Health Canada is recalling another hand sanitizer amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, saying the product has been determined to be counterfeit.

Health Canada says the liquid may not even be effective at killing bacteria or viruses and could pose serious health risks to users.

It was sold as a version of Daily Shield Hand Sanitizer, but may contain methanol which is not permitted in hand sanitizer. "Counterfeit products may contain ingredients not listed on the label, unsafe additives or other contaminants", said officials.

Health Canada says they have reached out to the distributor of the counterfeit product and instructed them to recall the product.

The product is a fake version of the authorized Daily Shield hand sanitizer, which has been made with an unknown formulation.

In a press release Sunday, the agency said Bio Life Sciences Corp., which makes Daily Shield hand sanitizer, had reported a particular lot of the product - Lot 6942, Expiry date May 2023 - was counterfeit.

Anyone who purchased the product is urged to stop using it immediately, and consult a health care provider if they have used the product and have any health or safety concerns.

Dollarama has stopped selling the sanitizer while Health Canada investigates.

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