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Combating Covid-19: Six hand sanitisers recalled from shelves in Dubai

Staff Report/Dubai
Filed on April 1, 2020 | Last updated on April 1, 2020 at 03.15 pm
hand sanitiser, dubai, covid-19, coronavirus

(alamy.com/ae)

They were recalled because of the presence of methanol in them.

The Dubai Municipality withdrew six types of hand sanitisers that were proved non-compliant with the approved specifications, against the backdrop of an intensive inspection campaign to verify the safety of antimicrobial products, including hand sanitizers circulating in the local market.

A total of 102 samples of different sizes were taken from the products circulated in the market for the purpose of conformity tests and laboratory analysis. The tests showed that six samples did not comply with the approved specifications due to the presence of methanol, which is a colorless liquid with a pungent odor used as a solvent. It is highly toxic and hazardous to human health, and affects the nervous system, causes dizziness, headache, irritation of the skin and respiratory system, and causes blindness in severe poisoning cases. Those non-conforming batches of the products were immediately withdrawn from the local market and banned from trading, and these products are:

1. LULU Hand Sanitizer - 500ml - Batch No. 320104
2. COSMO Hand Sanitizer - 65ml - Batch No. 24286
3. ZIVA Hand Sanitizer - 250 ml - Batch No. 03200050MF
4. FEAH Hand Sanitizer - 50ml - Batch No. 24291
5. AMEYA Isopropyl Alcohol - 70ml - Batch No. N/A
6. LULU Hand Sanitizer - 250ML - Batch No. 3200105

AMEYA Isopropyl Alcohol

Combating Covid-19: Six hand sanitisers recalled from shelves in Dubai (KT2380941.JPG)

FEAH Hand Sanitizer

Combating Covid-19: Six hand sanitisers recalled from shelves in Dubai (KT2381041.JPG)

LULU Hand Sanitizer - 250ML

Combating Covid-19: Six hand sanitisers recalled from shelves in Dubai (KT2381141.JPG)

LULU Hand Sanitizer - 500ml

Combating Covid-19: Six hand sanitisers recalled from shelves in Dubai (KT2381241.JPG)

ZIVA Hand Sanitizer - 250 ml

Combating Covid-19: Six hand sanitisers recalled from shelves in Dubai (KT2381341.JPG)

COSMO Hand Sanitizer - 65ml

Combating Covid-19: Six hand sanitisers recalled from shelves in Dubai (KT2381441.JPG)


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