FDA announces voluntary recall of hand sanitizers
WASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration has announced the voluntary recall of some skin sanitizers and skin protectants by Clarcon Biological Chemistry Laboratory Inc. because of bacterial contamination risk.
The products, which are marketed under several different brand names, are being recalled because high levels of disease-causing bacteria that were found in the products during a recent inspection. Some of these bacteria can cause opportunistic infections of the skin and underlying tissues. Such infections may need medical or surgical attention, and may result in permanent damage.
The FDA is warning consumers not to use any Clarcon product and to throw these products in the trash. The products that should be discarded include:
- Citrushield lotion
- Dermascentials DermaBarrier
- Dermassentials by Clarcon antimicrobial hand sanitizer
- Iron Fist Barrier hand treatment
- Skin Shield Restaurant
- Skin Shield Industrial
- Skin Shield Beauty Salon lotion
- Total Skin Care Beauty
- Total Skin Care Work
According to the FDA, the findings of its recent inspection of the Clarcon facility are particularly concerning because the products are promoted as antimicrobial agents that claim to treat open wounds, damaged skin and protect against various infectious diseases.
Energizer Holdings completes shave preparation acquisition
ST. LOUIS Energizer Holdings announced Friday the closing of its acquisition of the Edge and Skintimate shave preparation business from S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. for an aggregate purchase price of $275 million.
Energizer Holdings, headquartered in St. Louis and incorporated in 1999, is a consumer goods company operating globally in the broad categories of household and personal care products.
Energizer’s personal care division offers a diversified range of consumer products in the wet shave, skin care feminine care and infant care categories. The company’s portfolio includes well established brand names such as Schick and Wilkinson Sword men’s and women’s shaving systems and disposable razors; Playtex tampons, gloves and infant-feeding products; Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic sun care products; and Wet Ones moist wipes.
CCA Industries donates $400K to YSC
NEW YORK The makers of Nutra Nail participated in an event dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness in young women.
In Living Pink was a tenth anniversary celebration for the Young Survival Coalition, the premier international organization dedicated to critical issues unique to women diagnosed with breast cancer at ages 40 and under.
Nutra Nail, one of CCA Industries’ top brands has donated nearly $400,000 to YSC.
Dunnan D. Edell, president, COO of CCA Industries, joined industry leaders and the YSC at the event, which was held April 23 at the Edison Ball Room in New York City.