The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians on illegal distribution and sale of unregistered Hand Sanitizers. The unregistered Hand Sanitizers are illegally distributed and sold under various names including:
- Mighti Shield Instant Hand Sanitizer.
- Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer.
- One Step Hand Sanitizer.
- Shield Germ Hand Sanitizer.
- Lima Hand Sanitizer.
- Senarita Hand Sanitizer.
- AUS-B Hand Sanitizer.
- Bakson Hand Sanitizer.
- Peru Hand Sanitizer.
The agency reportedly said that the affected unregistered Hand Sanitizers have no NAFDAC Registration Numbers, no batch numbers, no manufacturing, and expiry dates; no names and full location addresses of manufacturers.
The agency reportedly said that the hand sanitizers have poor quality and its safety is not guaranteed because they are not evaluated and registered by NAFDAC.
The agency advised the public to use genuine NAFDAC registered Hand Sanitizers and appeal to the manufacturers not to hike their prices.
NAFDAC has heightened surveillance in the thirty-six (36) States and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to prevent the distribution and sale of unregistered Hand Sanitizers.
The members of the public are implored to contact the nearest NAFDAC Office with any information on illegal distribution and sale of unregistered Hand Sanitizers.