FDA Finds Bacteria in Hand Sanitizers


You’d hope hand sanitizer would effectively kill germs and bacteria on the surface of your skin, perhaps even more so with the continued fears of the spreading H1N1 flu virus (that's swine flu to you)

But one company’s hand sanitizers and other products may do just the opposite of their intention and now they’re being recalled due to a bacterial contamination risk.

The Food and Drug Administration announced a recall of anti-microbial hand sanitizers, lotions and other skin care products made by Clarcon Biological Chemistry Laboratory in Roy, Utah, following inspections that showed high levels of disease-causing bacteria “associated with unsanitary conditions,” according to the FDA.

The recall includes Dermassentials by Clarcon Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer, Iron Fist Barrier Hand Treatment, Skin Shield Industrial, Skin Shield Restaurant and other products listed here.

The skin care products were sold as treatments for open wounds and damaged skin and were meant to protect against infectious diseases.  Consumers are urged not to use any Clarcon products and should throw them away.

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