August 2, 2009 in Nation/World

Marshals seize Clarcon sanitizers

Associated Press
 

WASHINGTON – Officers with the U.S. Marshals Service have seized all skin sanitizers and skin protectants, including ingredients and components, at Clarcon Biological Chemistry Laboratory’s facility in Roy, Utah, the Food and Drug Administration said.

The FDA also warned the public Saturday not to use any Clarcon products because they contain harmful bacteria.

Clarcon voluntarily recalled the affected products, marketed under several brand names, in June, following an FDA inspection that revealed high levels of potentially disease-causing bacteria in the products.

The FDA’s seizure of these products, along with their ingredients, occurred after Clarcon did not agree to promptly destroy them. The FDA said it is protecting the public by preventing the products from entering the marketplace.

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