Sanit Technologies recalled Durisan Non-Alcohol Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer products for customers due to potential microbial contamination.
The product was recalled after routine sampling by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The samples obtained found these products to be contaminated with Burkholderia contaminans, a common municipal water supply-borne bacteria.
According to the FDA, the use of a hand sanitizer contaminated with Burkholderia contaminans, generally considered to be of low virulence, can range from no reaction to possible infections in a person with a hand-wound or scrapes because the bacteria could enter the bloodstream, especially in patients with compromised immune systems.
The recalled product was distributed nationwide in the USA.
Sanit Technologies has provided information to the retailers who have purchased the recalled product. The company urges retailers to contact their customers to facilitate the return of contaminated products.
The company also encourages consumers who have purchased the recalled powdered products to not consume them and to return them to point-of-sale for a full refund.
There have been no reported illnesses thus far.
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