Monday, May 18, 2020 – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has flagged eight hand sanitizer brands and withdrawn their permits for not meeting the set requirements.
The quality body issued a statement on Sunday directing manufacturers of the said brands to discontinue their sale and to recall all the substandard hand sanitizers from the market.
KEBS added that the suspension will only be lifted upon confirmation of the effectiveness of the corrective actions instituted by the manufacturers.
“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,” read the statement.
The agency also called upon the public to be on the lookout for substandard products through the ‘Wajibika Na KEBS’ program that enables them to report cases.
“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,” it stated.
Below are the affected brands.
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)
The Kenyan DAILY POST.