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Health Canada alert, counterfeit sanitizer at Dollarama

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Lol, UNSAFE counterfeits & knock offs @ your Neighbourhood Dollar Store you say
Sheesh, who knew
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I thought it was common knowledge all dollarstore stuff is counterfeit Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling EyesFace With Stuck-out Tongue And Tightly-closed Eyes
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https://toronto.citynews.ca/2020/10/20/ ... n-ontario/
Health Canada is recalling a product labelled a hand sanitizer but that it has determined is counterfeit.

The government department says a counterfeit version of the authorized Daily Shield hand sanitizer has been found for sale at a Dollarama store in Thunder Bay.

Health Canada warns the false version may not be effective at killing bacteria and viruses, and may pose serious risks to health.

It also says that the unauthorized product is suspected to contain methanol, which is not authorized for use in hand sanitizers and could cause severe adverse reactions or death when ingested.

The counterfeit version is labelled with NPN 80098979, Lot 6942; Expiry May 2023 and is sold in a 250 mL format.

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Health Canada has announced a recall after discovering a company selling a counterfeit version of one of the hand sanitizers on its approved list.

The recall, issued Sunday, says the agency became aware that a counterfeit version of the authorized Daily Shield hand sanitizer was found for sale at a Dollarama store in Thunder Bay, Ont. and may have been sold at stores across Canada.

Health Canada says the counterfeit version of Daily Shield hand sanitizer is made with an unknown formulation that may not be effective at killing bacteria and viruses. The counterfeit product is suspected to contain methanol, which is not authorized for use in hand sanitizers in Canada and could pose serious risks to health including adverse reactions or death when ingested.

"Counterfeit products may contain ingredients not listed on the label, dangerous additives or other contaminants. In addition, they may not contain the active ingredients that Canadians would expect them to contain," the recall said.

Health Canada says they have reached out to the distributor of the counterfeit product and instructed them to recall the product.

Dollarama has also agreed to stop the sale of Daily Shield hand sanitizer in its stores across Canada as Health Canada continues to investigate the issue.

The real product has bright blue and red colouring on its label, and comes in 236 millilitre or 1 litre bottles, while the counterfeit version uses deep blue and dark red on its label and comes in a 250 millilitre format.

The counterfeit products is also labelled with Lot 6942; Expiry May 2023.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/health-ca ... -1.5150915
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Who even buys sanitizer nowadays
Stores are littered with sanitizers but no rush or panic to buy....it makes price dropping faster lolz
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b0ne wrote: No Refunds!
what refund? eveyone is using covid19 as an excuse for no refunds
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apnayloags wrote: Who even buys sanitizer nowadays
Stores are littered with sanitizers but no rush or panic to buy....it makes price dropping faster lolz
I don't want to touch a pump that hundreds of others have.
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tew wrote: I don't want to touch a pump that hundreds of others have.
that is why walmart uses the feet pump
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Dhanushan wrote: FYI, this alert already has two threads in the Shopping Discussion forum

@sprung created thread health-canada-alert-counterfeit-sanitiz ... a-2411297/

@GeneralStore created thread health-canada-recalls-counterfeit-hand- ... a-2411673/

Ongoing thread from June:

recall-certain-hand-sanitizers-may-pose ... s-2381057/

another from August:

up-date-list-hand-sanitizers-recalls-canada-2394880/
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How does it even pass "strict" Health Canada inspection in the first place? Or is it not as strict as they claim it to be..?
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"It also says that the unauthorized product is suspected to contain methanol, which is not authorized for use in hand sanitizers and could cause severe adverse reactions or death when ingested."

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apnayloags wrote: Who even buys sanitizer nowadays
Stores are littered with sanitizers but no rush or panic to buy....it makes price dropping faster lolz
Many stores use diluted sanitizer that is virtually useless, or sanitizers that smell extremely bad and are next to impossible to wash off. Thanks but no thanks...I'll use my own.
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Purgatory wrote: How does it even pass "strict" Health Canada inspection in the first place? Or is it not as strict as they claim it to be..?
The genuine product was approved. This is a counterfeit version of that product. I highly doubt the counterfeiters will submit their knock-off product to Health Canada for inspection, lol.
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cristianosham wrote: that is why walmart uses the feet pump
Not going to lie, the first time I saw one of those things in Walmart, I completely missed the foot pump. For some reason, I thought the metal bar at the top was to prevent people from jacking the whole bottle... Finally saw a video on Youtube that had somebody using the foot pump before I realized I'm actually an idiot.
I'm sure we'll meet again, in some nostalgic place...

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blakjak wrote: Many stores use diluted sanitizer that is virtually useless, or sanitizers that smell extremely bad and are next to impossible to wash off. Thanks but no thanks...I'll use my own.
They make the diluted one because the ingredient that makes it jelly like is more expensive now due to demand and also low supply.

I still have a few bottles of purrell from the pre-covid era. And wow.. its so thick and jelly. But doesnt leave a residue

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