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2012-10-16

Recall - Antimicrobial Foaming Hand Soap (Triclosan 0.3%)

The following recall notice is from HSW. Note that this bacteria can cause infections such as pneumonia, bone infections, urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal infections, meningitis, and blood infections in those with already weaken immune systems.


Health Canada reports of a recall involving Antimicrobial Foaming Hand Soap (Triclosan 0.3%) due to microbial contamination. Product testing undertaken by Health Canada detected bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa) that may pose serious health risks to people, especially those with weakened immune systems. See Hazard tab for details.

See HSW Products tab for specifics on the affected items (including additional photos).

Health Canada is monitoring the recall and the company's investigation to identify and address the root cause of the contamination.

Corrective Action:
Canadians, who have bought or used this product, especially those with compromised immune systems, including those with cystic fibrosis, HIV/AIDS, cancer, burns, diabetes and severe lung disease should follow the following advice:• Do not use Avmor Ltd.'s Antimicrobial Foaming Hand Soap (Triclosan 0.3%) or any other antimicrobial foaming hand soap that you cannot identify from a dispenser.
• Speak to your healthcare practitioner if you have used the affected product or have concerns about your health.
• Schools, offices, hospitals and consumers should contact the company, Avmor Ltd., at 1-450-629-8074 extension 2360 for more information about the recall.
• Report any adverse reaction you suspect may be related to this product to Health Canada.

To report side effects to health products to Health Canada, please call toll-free at 1-866-234-2345, visit MedEffect Canada's web page on Adverse Reaction Reporting for information on how to report online, by mail or by fax

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