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A Hand Sanitiser Used In Schools Has Been Recalled Over Safety Fears

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

7:24 AM - 23 Oct 2020



A hand sanitiser widely used in schools and medical facilities has been recalled after it's been proven to cause skin issues, headaches, and respiratory issues.

At 10:20 last night, the Department of Education issued a statement that said it had been informed that ViraPro hand sanitizer was being recalled immediately by the Dept. of Agriculture.

However, the DOA's biocidal product register says it should have been withdrawn from the market on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, schools were only alerted to the decision late last night.

Schools were advised by the Department of Education to either buy a different brand of sanitizer or close for the day.

St Pat's Boys National School Drumcondra, Dublin was among those that closed, and parents were only informed shortly before midnight.

Meanwhile, the Department of Education received 120 contacts from concerned schools following the announcement.

The Turkish made sanitizer was also in use at the majority of healthcare facilities.

In a statement, the HSE says "it is likely that the majority of healthcare facilities may have been issued some stock".

It says a product recall was issued throughout the Health Service this morning.

A dedicated recall team is co-ordinating the collection of products currently in the healthcare system.



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