FDA seizes Clarcon hand sanitizer

By: August 3rd, 2009 Email This Post Print This Post

After previous consumer warnings by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) against the use of products made by Clarcon Biological Chemistry Laboratory Inc., US Marshals went so far as to seize all skin sanitizers and skin protectants, including ingredients and components, from the company’s facility in Roy Utah, according to an FDA release.

Clarcon voluntarily recalled the skin products back in June after an FDA inspection found serious deviations from the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations, including poor practices that permitted the contamination, according to the release. The products were recalled because of high levels of potentially disease-causing bacteria which can cause infections of the skin and underlying tissues.

The FDA was forced to take action after Clarcon refused to promptly destroy products, ingredients and materials associated with the skin products, according to the release.

According to the FDA, the following products should be discarded:

  • Citrushield Lotion
  • Dermasentials DermaBarrier
  • Dermassentials by Clarcon Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer
  • Iron Fist Barrier Hand Treatment
  • Skin Shield Restaurant
  • Skin Shield Industrial
  • Skin Shield Beauty Salon Lotion
  • Total Skin Care Beauty
  • Total Skin Care Work

So far no cases have been reported, but healthcare workers may report serious or adverse effects associated with the use of these products online or by phone at 1-800-FDA-1088.


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