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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# hand sanitiser

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# poisonings
Five-fold increase in calls about hand sanitiser to poison information hotline in 2020
There were 340 enquiries to the National Poisons Information Centre about hand sanitiser in 2020
# virapro
Department of Agriculture advising all ViraPro sanitary products be returned to supplier on 'precautionary basis'
A notice was issued last night that the ViraPro hand sanitiser being used in schools had been recalled.
# public health concern
Circle K says the Virapro hand sanitiser was available in its stores but has now been recalled and replaced
The Department of Agriculture said the product – which has been recalled from schools – was a “possible public health concern”.
# Schools
'I found myself googling Woodies': Some schools were forced to close today over the hand sanitiser recall
The Department of Agriculture had warned that the product was recalled, citing possible public health concerns.
# hand sanitiser
Schools being asked to check hand sanitiser supplier following recall of brand due to possible 'health concerns'
A product recall was issued tonight by the Department of Agriculture on ViraPro hand sanitiser.
# Misinformation
Debunked: No, leaving hand sanitiser in your car during hot weather won’t cause it to catch fire
False claims on Facebook suggests the flammable liquid poses a threat if left in a hot car.
# Coronavirus
Consumer watchdog warns about hand sanitisers and other products that 'are not fit for purpose'
The CCPC says it is monitoring products for sale online.