Here Is A List Of 30 Fake Hand Sanitizers In Kenya

By Juma / August 11, 2020 | 8:35 am




Stay at home. Avoid crowded places. Wash your hands. Wear your masks. Sanitize. Viva! These are common statements in Kenya as we strive to fight the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic that is spreading across the world like wildfire.

Almost every Kenyan, currently, especially those in urban areas, has a sanitizer. There are so many sanitizers on the market; some real and some fake. Do you know that that sanitizer you might be using and proudly walking around with it might be fake?

Well, the Kenya Bureau of Standards has sounded an alarm. The body has released a list of 40 sanitizers that are substandard; meaning they are not delivering the results you need to protect yourself against Covid-19. It is like you are just applying the jelly.

Following market surveillance activities, KEBS wishes to communicate to the public the list of hand sanitizers that have been ascertained as not meeting the requirements of KS EAS 789; Kenya Standard specification for Instant Hand Sanitizers.

This standard has set the minimum requirement of the alcohol content at 60%v/v among other parameters that must be complied with before the products are certified and issued with the mandatory standardization mark permits and offered for sale. Said KEBS.

Here is the list:

  1. Scental
  2. Super-guard
  3. Zoe
  4. Safi
  5. Velvex
  6. MCL
  7. Goodlife
  8. Spot X
  9. Max
  10. Duogel
  11. Ellena
  12. Allison’s
  13. Banlo
  14. Rak
  15. Lovillea
  16. Latest
  17. Eripride
  18. Clean Hand
  19. Disanita
  20. Skin Mate
  21. Palm Maximum
  22. Quick Hand
  23. Ruysun Advance
  24. Vesrose
  25. Lili
  26. O-Rie
  27. Vitaclean
  28. Antiseptic Vibes
  29. Palvene
  30. Super

Sanitizers contain antiseptic properties or agents that when used disinfect the hands and can be used on their own when soap and water are not available. They protect users by eliminating or reducing viruses, bacteria, and other disease-causing pathogens.

READ: How to Identify Fake Hand Sanitizers and Masks – KEBS

Therefore, the use of non-compliant sanitizers would dupe Kenyans into a false sense of security that they have properly sanitized thereby undermining the efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Consequently, the manufacturers of the said products are instructed to discontinue manufacturing or offering for sale the affected sanitizers.

The manufacturers are required to recall all the substandard sanitizers from the market and institute corrective actions whose effectiveness shall be confirmed by KEBS before the suspension of permits is lifted.

Manufacturers are advised to strictly adhere to marking and labeling requirements as per the relevant Standard. In addition, manufacturers shall state the composition of the sanitizers. Said KEBS.

READ: Anti-Counterfeit Authority Warns Kenyans Against Counterfeit Sanitizers 





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