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Canadian Company Recalls Antibac Hand Soap

January 25, 2013

Avmor Ltd., a Canadian professional products company, is voluntarily recalling 19 lots of its Antimicrobial Foaming Hand Soap (Triclosan 0.3%) due to microbial contamination. It is used in private and public settings (offices, schools and hospitals).

Product testing undertaken by Health Canada detected bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa) that may pose serious health risks to people, especially those with weakened immune systems.

The bacteria identified in the tested initial sample are from the Pseudomonas group. For someone whose immune system has been weakened by other serious conditions, especially cystic fibrosis, HIV/AIDS, severe lung disease, burns, cancer or diabetes, these bacteria can cause infections including pneumonia, bone infections, urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal infections, meningitis and blood infections.

In healthy consumers, Pseudomonas group bacteria can enter the body through cuts, lesions and open burn wounds and may cause local infections, abscesses and blood infection. Additionally, the Pseudomonas species is also associated with eye and outer ear infections.

Avmor is also recalling 21 lots of X3 Clean Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer as a precautionary measure, according to Health Canada. No adverse reactions involving use of the foaming hand soap have been reported to Health Canada, according to the recall.
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