Nigerian News | NAFDAC Recalls Some Lots of Hand Sanitizers and Sprays Containing Methanol, Benzene and Acetaldehyde

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)  has received information from the U.S. FDA of the recall of Five (5) lots of Scentsational Soaps & Candles Scented Hand sanitizers from the Black and White collection,  (Five) 5 lots of Scentsational Soaps & Candles Scented Hand Sanitizer from the Photo Real Collection and  (Three) 3 lots of Ulta Beauty Collection scented Hand Sanitizer Spray packaged in 3.38 and 3.4 fluid ounce spray bottles by the manufacturer after test conducted revealed the presence of methanol (wood alcohol), benzene and acetaldehyde.

The agency reportedly said that these products were said to have been distributed nationwide in the USA through Ulta Beauty, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls retail stores.

Methanol is also known as wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested.

Additionally, animal studies have revealed that acetaldehyde can possibly cause cancer in humans.

The details of the recalled lots of Scentsational Soaps & Candles Hand Sanitizers subject to the US FDA are as shown in the table below:

Brand name  (Scent) Size LOT#  
Ulta Beauty Collection Fresh Lemon Scented Hand Sanitizer 100.55ml/3.4 fl. oz. 20357A,

20358B, 20363C

SS Black and White Collection Coconut Breeze Black and White Hand Sanitizer 3.38 FL.OZ. (100mL) 20252
SS Black and White Collection Eucalyptus & Mint Black and White Hand Sanitizer 3.38 FL.OZ. (100mL)   20248
SS Black and White Collection Lavender & Herbs Black and White Hand Sanitizer 3.38 FL.OZ. (100mL) 20253
SS Black and White Collection Lemon Zest Black and White Hand Sanitizer 3.38 FL.OZ. (100mL) 20255
SS Black and White Collection SS Tangerine & Guava Black and White Hand Sanitizer 3.38 FL.OZ.(100mL) 20254
SS Photo Real Collection Coconut Breeze Photo Real Hand Sanitizer 3.38 FL.OZ.(100mL) 20252
SS Photo Real Collection Eucalyptus & Mint Photo Real Hand Sanitizer 3.38 FL.OZ.(100mL) 20248
SS Photo Real Collection Lavender & Herbs Photo Real Hand Sanitizer 3.38 FL.OZ.(100mL) 20252
SS Photo Real Collection Lemon Zest Photo Real Hand Sanitizer 3.38 FL.OZ.(100mL) 20255
SS Photo Real Collection Tangerine & Guava Photo Real Hand Sanitizer 3.38 FL.OZ.(100mL) 20254

 

NAFDAC reportedly implored importers, distributors, retailers, and consumers to exercise caution and vigilance to avoid the distribution, sale, and use of Scentsational Soaps & Candles scented Hand Sanitizers.

NAFDAC also encouraged health care professionals, consumers, and patients to report adverse events related to the use of these recalled Hand sanitizer products to the nearest NAFDAC office.

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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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