18 Hand Sanitisers in S’pore gets recalled by HSA due to chemicals above limits

Recalled at wholesale level

A number of hand sanitisers have been recalled by HSA due to high levels of chemical compounds

In case you didn’t know, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has recently recalled a number of hand sanitisers in Singapore due to the high level of chemicals detected.

The chemicals that were found to exceed the pharmaceutical limit are acetaldehyde and/or methanol.

The affected products are being recalled on a wholesale level (stop supply and return back to the company) but as HSA has specified, it does not necessarily imply that a product is considered unsafe or is inefficacious.

List of Hand Sanitisers

A number of familiar brands were found in the list including Guardian, Cath Kidston, Walch, Lifebuoy and FairPrice.

Here’s the full list of products:

Asepso™Professional Hand Sanitiser (Batch: B42M)

Cuticura Hand Sanitizer (all batches)

Epi KleenGel Hand Sanitizer Gel (all batches)

Guardian Lavender & Passion Flower Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser (Batch: 9K28DF)

Guardian Aloe & Korean-Mint Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser (Batch: 0D32DF)

Kundal Fresh Water Hand Sanitizer+ (Batch: BN227)

Sanitelle® Instant Hand Sanitizer Antiseptic Gel Kids (all batches)

Cath Kidston® Moisturising Hand Sanitiser (all batches)

红月亮® Redmoon 抑菌免水净手凝胶 Bacteriostat Wash Free Hand Wash Gel (all batches)

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We11 Daily Instant Hand Sanitiser (all batches)

Cool Day’s Peppermint Instant Hand Sanitizer (all batches)

Walch® Instant Hand Sanitizer (Batch: TG01)

TP 706 Hand Sanitiser (Exp: 10/03/2022)

Lifebuoy Instant Hand Sanitizer (Batch: OD13UL)

FairPrice Hand Sanitiser Lavender (Batch: 201251-001)

germ-X® Advanced Hand Sanitizer Original Scent (all batches)

Sanigen Gel Hand Refreshing Gel 600ml (all batches)

Yuri® Hand Gel Green Tea Extract (all batches)

HSA says the product recalls may be conducted on a company’s own initiative.

If you have bought these hand sanitisers, you might want to refrain from using them or buying them from shops that still carry the stocks.

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