US Recalls: Bacteria Found On Scented Soaps From Firm Linked To Contaminated OTC Sanitizers
Yeasty Honey Nasal Spray, Faulty Handheld Massager, More Sanitizers Among Recent Recalls
Scented soaps containing bacteria dangerous to people with weakened immune systems or chronic lung diseases are among recent US consumer health and beauty product recalls. More OTC sanitizers imported from Mexico and found to contain methanol and eye drops distributed without instructions also are on recall.
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Four warnings, like previous letters FDA submitted to Mexican firms making methanol-containing hand sanitizers, which have been linked to deaths and other adverse events, indicate the targeted firms apparently entered US market for the products after the agency loosened manufacturing controls.
White House, Democrat majority in Congress and likely next FTC chair support the agency wielding the authority, says advertising law attorney Holly Melton. Supreme Court, though, likely will rule in pending cases that a strict reading of an FTC regulation doesn’t grant monetary penalty authority.
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