The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) has suspended the use of 14 hand sanitizer products, citing non-compliance with safety and quality standards.
Kebs said on Wednesday they were selected from a sample of 47 brands collected from the market and tested for various safety standards, but failed to cut.
The move comes amid growing demand for hand sanitizers in various sectors of the economy in the fight against the spread of coronary heart disease.
Kebs since last year has placed those products in the categories of constant monitoring and control following the increase in demand due to the increase in cases of infection.
“The monitoring activities of the hand sanitizers and hand sanitizers listed below and their corresponding numbers were tested and did not comply with the various requirements of the Standards Act and EAS 789: East African Standard Classification for Instant Sanitizer,” Kebs said. in a statement Wednesday.
Body standards listed BlueKing, Jet, Ax, Kayda Care, Apocan, Mychoice, Safe Touch, Health, Laboratory Care, Fragrance, Open Hands, Beauty, Sari and Germshild.
He ordered the producers to give him remedial measures to resume production and sale of the brand on the market.
In May last year, the standards agency banned eight brands of pesticides, shutting down producers whose products have increased while individuals and businesses protect the spread of the disease.
Kebs was recently the subject of legal cases banning a wide range of products in the fight against substandard goods. The agency says it is facing court cases estimated to be worth more than 10 billion shillings.
It has recently intensified the fight against counterfeit goods and substandard products and has recently provided a platform that allows consumers to test whether products meet safety standards.
The system allows users to send products under S-Mark approval until 2003, which allows them to access manufacturing information. Kebs says users should report whether the information is invalid or not available.