Florida Manufacturer Recalls Its Hand Sanitizer Products Due to Burkholderia Cepacia Contamination
FDA – According to a news report posted on foxbusiness.com, about 47 lots of hand sanitizers are being recalled by a Florida manufacturer due to contamination with a common bacterium. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the bacteria may lead to an infection amongst users.
According to the official FDA notice that was published last Tuesday, Sanit Technologies Duridan has just updated its list of recalled non-alcohol anti-microbial hand sanitizer products. It’s a list now covers all of the brand’s hand sanitizer products that have not expired and were manufactured after April 10, 2019.
The FOX Business news report states that the recalled products were contaminated with Burkholderia contaminants. Accor to the FDA, the bacteria can cause no reaction to severe bacterial infection if the hand sanitizer enters into a hand-wound then into the bloodstream of the user. The FDA states that those patients who have a compromised immune system will be much more susceptible to a Burkholderia Cepacia infection. The bacteria may be found in water and in soil. It is particularly dangerous since it is resistant to common antibiotics.
The company has recalled previous hand sanitizer products back in March 2021. This new recall affects about 47 other lots. The hand sanitizer products are packaged in 8 mL credit cards and 118 mL, 236 mL, 300 mL, and 550 mL bottles. Hand sanitizer products have not been connected with any serious adverse reactions or customer complaints. However, there may be individuals who have not connected an illness to the recalled product.
The manufacturer also stated that “they are provided written notification to their distributors and retailers and alert customers via the voluntary recall notice. ”
Those who purchased the products are encouraged to contact the manufacturer to receive a full refund and to return the contaminated product. If any customers use the hand Sanitizer product and experience any problems, they should contact their healthcare provider or physician and discuss the possibility of the bacterial infection being the cause of illness.
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