Kimberly-Clark is voluntarily recalling Kleenex-brand Luxury Foam Hand Sanitizer after company testing detected bacteria that may pose serious health risks to people with weakened immune systems, especially those with the lung disorder cystic fibrosis. The affected hand sanitizer comes in one-litre and 1.2-litre containers, and is used in large-volume dispensers, such as those found in public areas and workspaces.
The recall affects about 430 containers, which were distributed to retail stores and wholesalers across Canada.
Health Canada said companies or individuals who’ve bought the affected product should remove it from use.
Consumers with compromised immune systems should not use the affected Kleenex sanitizer or any sanitizing product that can’t be identified from its dispenser.
The affected products are:
- Kleenex Luxury Foam Hand Sanitizer (Benzalkonium Chloride,0.1%), 1,000 ml manual cassette (used in manual dispensers) with Drug Identification Number: 02366045; lot number SA1229ANB.
- Kleenex Luxury Foam Hand Sanitizer (Benzalkonium Chloride, 0.1%), 1,200 ml E-Cassette (used in electronic dispensers) with Drug Identification Number: 02366045; lot number SA1229ANA.
People can obtain more information about the recall by calling Kimberly-Clark Professional Corp. toll-free at 1-888-346-4652
For the full Health Canada report click here.