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Hand sanitizer recalled for bacterial contamination

June 12, 2009
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to all consumers to stop using products from Roy, Utah-based Clarcon Biological Chemistry Laboratory Inc., citing the risk of bacterial infection, according to WebMD Health News.
Clarcon has voluntarily recalled some skin sanitizers and various other products because high levels of disease-causing bacteria were found in them during a recent inspection, the story stated.
Several samples of over-the-counter topical antimicrobial skin sanitizer and skin protectant products revealed high levels of various bacteria, some of which could cause infections requiring surgery and may result in permanent damage, the story noted.
According to Bill Markham, co-owner of Clarcon, the company has "never had a side effect or health issue from their products and this may be a small, isolated issue."
The FDA''s warning covers all Clarcon products, including: Citrushield Lotion; Dermasentials DermaBarrier; Dermasentials by Clarcon Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer; and Iron Fist Barrier Hand Treatment, the story added.
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