Many Skin Sanitizers Manufacturered by Clarcon Recalled
The FDA released a warning yesterday to consumers that Clarcon Biological Chemistry Laboratory is recalling some of their skin sanitizers and protectants due to the products containing high levels of bacteria.
Consumers should not use any Clarcon manufactured product and any products they possess should be thrown away. Inspections done on many of Clarcon’s over the counter skin sanitizers and protectants revealed high levels of disease causing bacteria. Some of these bacteria can cause infections in the skin and underlying tissue. The FDA warns that some of the resultant infections can cause serious damage, maybe even requiring medical attention and can result in permanent damage. The FDA is particularly concerned about risk of infections because many of Clarcon’s products are advertised as antimicrobial and to be used on open wounds, damaged skin, and to protect against infectious disease.
The FDA urges all health care professionals and consumers that experience any adverse reactions related to Clarcon’s products to contact the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program at:
—Online –Regular Mail: use postage-paid FDA form 3500 and mail to MedWatch, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787 –Fax: 800-FDA-0178 –Phone: 800-FDA-1088
Some of the products being recalled include:
· 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
For more information, see the FDA news release:
See the consumer article: