Public Alert No.0046/2021 – American Screening LLC Issues A Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of American Screening Hand Sanitizer Packaged In 8 Oz Bottles Because They Resemble Beverage Containers
December 7, 2021,
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has been informed by U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that American screening LLC issues a voluntary recall of American screening hand sanitizer packaged in 8 oz bottles because they resemble beverage containers.
Ingesting hand sanitizer, which is intended for topical use, could potentially result in alcohol toxicity. Symptoms of alcohol toxicity may range from lack of coordination, slowed or slurred speech, drowsiness to coma, which can be fatal. Furthermore, ingesting alcohol can affect the brain and cause impaired driving or operating heavy machinery. Alcohol can also interact with numerous drugs which may result in serious adverse effects.
The product is intended to be applied topically to help reduce bacteria on the skin that could cause diseases when soap and water are not available.
|American screening hand sanitizer
|8 4005051579 2
|5/21/2022 and 05/24/2022
|shape (small water bottle), with a black flip top cap or clear cap with blue pouring spout
NAFDAC implores importers, distributors, healthcare professionals, and consumers in possession of American screening LL to discontinue sale or use and handover remaining stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.
Health professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or quality problems experienced with the use of these medicines to the nearest NAFDAC office, NAFDAC PRASCOR [20543 or 0800-1-NAFDAC (0800-1-623322) TOLL FREE from all networks] or via firstname.lastname@example.org or via eReporting platform available on the NAFDAC website www.nafdac.gov.ng or via Med Safety Application available for download on Android and IOS stores.