The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) in Singapore has recalled hand sanitisers at a wholesale level due to detection of acetaldehyde and/or methanol at levels above the pharmaceutical pharmacopeia limit. There are 18 brands listed, some of which are common brands found in local supermarkets and pharmacies.
Consumers should not be alarmed as HSA has classified this recall as ‘Class 2’, meaning that the products with issues would not likely cause serious adverse health outcomes. Moreover, since the recall level is at the wholesale suppliers, it probably means that the affected products or batch(es) have not reached the retail stores.
Nonetheless, if you have bought hand sanitisers online, you may want to check whether the brand and batches are affected. To view the full list of affected products, please click here.