US Seizes More Contaminated OTC Sanitizers From Mexico, Plus Subpotent Product From China
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Kimberly-Clark's recall of nearly 3,000 cases of Foam Skin Cleanser soap incorrectly labeled as Moisturizing Foam Hand Sanitizer is among recent recalls added to FDA records.
FDA should recall dozens of hand sanitizers found to contain benzene, a known human carcinogen, says Valisure, the compounding pharmacy that raised initial alarm about ranitidine in OTC heartburn drugs, leading eventually to withdrawals of the products.
Sedgwick reported US OTC drug recalls in 2020 doubled to 61 driven by methanol contamination and GMP deviations in hand sanitizers. Once FDA resumes full inspection schedule, enforcement will be “more frequent, penalties will be harsher and cross-agency collaboration” will be welcome.