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Health Canada Recalls Counterfeit Hand Sanitizer

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Health Canada says a counterfeit version of the authorized Daily Shield hand sanitizer has been found for sale at a Dollarama store in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

The counterfeit version is labelled with NPN 80098979, Lot 6942; Expiry May 2023 and is sold in a 250 mL format.

As the counterfeit version of Daily Shield hand sanitizer is unauthorized and made with an unknown formulation, it may not be effective at killing bacteria and viruses, and may pose serious risks to health. This counterfeit product is suspected to contain methanol, which is not authorized for use in hand sanitizers and could cause severe adverse reactions or death when ingested.

Dollarama has agreed to stop the sale of Daily Shield hand sanitizer in Dollarama stores across Canada, while Health Canada continues to investigate the issue.

If you have this product, stop using it. Consult your healthcare practitioner if you have used this product and have concerns regarding your health. Keep all hand sanitizers out of the reach of children. If hand sanitizer is swallowed, call a poison control centre or get medical help right away. Report any health product adverse events or complaints to Health Canada.

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