Health Canada Recalls Counterfeit Daily Shield Hand Sanitizer

October 22, 2020 | News


Health Canada has issued a recall and alert of a counterfeit version of the authorized Daily Shield hand sanitizer.

The counterfeit hand sanitizer has been found for sale at a Dollarama store in Thunder Bay. The counterfeit version is labelled with NPN 80098979, Lot 6942; Expiry May 2023 and is sold in a 250 mL format.

The counterfeit hand sanitizer is unauthorized, and may not suitable for killing bacteria and viruses. It is suspected to contain methanol, which is not authorized for use in hand sanitizers and could cause severe adverse reactions or death when ingested.

Dollorama has agreed to stop selling the product while Health Canada investigates.

What you should do

  • If you have this product, stop using it.
  • Consult your healthcare practitioner if you have used this product and have concerns regarding your health.
  • Keep all hand sanitizers out of the reach of children.
  • If hand sanitizer is swallowed, call a poison control centre or get medical help right away.
  • Report any health product adverse events or complaints to Health Canada.