Consumers shouldn't use any skin sanitizers or skin protectants made by Clarcon Biological Chemistry Laboratory because they contain harmful bacteria, warns the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The agency said some of the bacteria in the products can cause opportunistic infections of the skin and underlying tissues that may need medical or surgical treatment and may cause permanent damage, the Associated Press reported.
No cases of infection have been reported. Consumers with the products should dispose of them in household garbage. More than 800,000 bottles of the products, marketed under several different brand names, were distributed in various regions of the United States since 2007.
U.S. Marshals Service officers seized all skin sanitizer and skin protectant products, including ingredients, at Clarcon's facility in Roy, Utah, the Associated Press reported. The seizure took place after Clarcon didn't comply with an FDA order to promptly destroy the products.