Recall expanded for Durisan hand sanitizer contaminated with bacteria



(NEXSTAR) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded a recall for a hand sanitizer product that became infected with water supply-borne bacteria. The FDA, expanding its previous April recall, updated its announcement to declare the voluntary recall of all Durisan hand sanitizer products that had not expired.

The bacteria, Burkholderia contaminans, entered the hand sanitizer due to a contaminated water supply. Use of a hand sanitizer contaminated with the bacteria “can range from no reaction to possible infections in a person with a hand-wound or scrapes because the bacteria could enter the bloodstream, especially in patients with compromised immune systems,” the FDA states.

No adverse effects have been reported thus far from use of the sanitizer.

The product, intended to be applied topically to reduce bacteria on the skin, is packaged in sizes ranging from 18mL to 1,000mL. You can find the specific lot numbers here.

Product consumers with questions can call Durisan at 941-351-9114 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday or via email at

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