Kenya Bureau of Standards has published a list of 8 hand sanitizer brands that fail to meet the set requirements.
The named brands have been directed to discontinue the sale of their sanitizers and to recall the substandard items from the market.
Their permits have also been suspended. The Anti-counterfeit Authority said they can only regain their permits after putting in place the correct measures and confirming the effectiveness of their products.
The suspended hand sanitizer brands are:
- Alphax (Kings Palace)
- Clean Essentials (Virtuelle Products Ltd)
- G&L (Orange Pharma)
- Gentle Care (Bidco Africa)
- Lili (Kenbrands International Company)
- Msiri (Mafleva International Ltd)
- Shi shi Natural
- Spotless Advanced (Havana East Africa Trading)
“KEBS shall continue to undertake market surveillance and factory inspections. Substandard products found will be seized for destruction at the expense of the owner in addition to any other legal action as provided under the law,”the agency said.
Members of the public can look out for substandard products through the ‘Wajibika Na KEBS’ program.
“To Wajibika, verify whether the S Mark permit on your product is valid by sending the code underneath the S Mark to 20023 (SM#Code) to get product manufacturing details. If the details are different, report to KEBS Toll-Free Number 1545,” read the statement.
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