Canadian officials recall antibacterial hand soap
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily NewsAn antibacterial hand soap is under recall because of microbial contamination, according to Health Canada, the country’s health department.
Avmor Ltd. of Laval, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling one lot of its Antimicrobial Foaming Hand Soap.
“Product testing undertaken by Health Canada detected bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa) that may pose serious health risks to people, especially those with weakened immune systems,” the department said in a press release.
People with cystic fibrosis, HIV/AIDS, cancer, burns, diabetes and severe lung disease who bought or used the product could be affected.
Health Canada said it had not received any adverse reaction reports involving the use of the product, adding that the company confirmed it had not received any reports either.
The affected product has the Drug Identification Number 02319144 and lot number F121392032. A spokesperson for the company said it had retrieved most of the recalled product, which was distributed in Atlantic Canada.