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Kenya Bureau of Standards flag 30 substandard sanitizer Brands

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The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has declared 30 brands of hand sanitizers substandard, following factory inspections, product certifications and market surveillance activities done recently.

Among the brands include Velvex from Chandaria Industries and Zoe by Flame tree Africa Limited, Nairobi.

The Agency has previsously warned manufacturers of substandard facemasks as it seeks to enhance fight fake products that are undermining the efforts against COVID-19.

In a statement, KEBS said that the brands are substandard, and suspended their production and sale immediately.

“It is against this background that we share with the public the below listed substandard/non-compliant sanitizers which have been found not to meet the standard and whose permits have been suspended with immediate effect,” said KEBS.

The manufacturers are required to recall all the substandard sanitizers from the market and institute corrective actions whose effectiveness shall be confirmed by KEBS before the suspension of permits is lifted.

“Manufacturers are advised to strictly adhere to marking and labelling requirements as per the relevant Standard. In addition, manufacturers shall state the composition of the sanitizers,” added KEBS.

Manufacturers will be required to meet the the requirements of KS EAS 789; Kenya Standard specification for Instant Hand SanitizersThis standard has set the minimum requirement of the alcohol content at 60%v/v among other parameters that must be complied with before the products are certified and issued with the mandatory standardization mark permits and offered for sale.

LIST OF SUBSTANDARD SANITIZERS CURRENTLY BEING SOLD TO THE PUBLIC

S. NO.MANUFACTURERBRAND NAME
1Cascade industries limited P.O BOX 52088-00200 NairobiScental
2Amua industriesSuper-guard
3Flame tree Africa Limited, NairobiZoe
4Spectra Chemicals (k) LtdSafi
5Chandaria IndustriesVelvex
6Mayim Chayim LtdMCL              
7Goodlife pharmacy Africa LtdGoodlife
8Tania East Africa ltd BOX 32172 -00600 NairobiSpot X
9Nine yards HoldingMax
10Impact Chemicals Ltd, NairobiDuogel
11Ellena products (k) LtdEllena
12Alison products (k) LtdAlison’s
13Afrigo Kenya Ltd BOX 760 -00511, RongaiBanlo
14Yarash Products Company ltdRak
15Import from  IndonesiaLovillea
16Latest International Investments BOX 340 00507 NairobiLatest
17Jomasons Enterprises BOX 8000 00200 NairobiEripride
18C.CI LTD BOX 62108 00200 NairobiClean Hands
19Sphinx Pharmaceutical ltd.Disanita
20Suprima Industries Kenya Ltd BOX 1485 -00100 NairobiSkin Mate
21Amna Industries P.O BOX 79107-00400 NairobiSuper-guard
22Not indicatedPalm maximum
23Embechem graphics enterprisesQuick Hand
24Ruysun Products, [email protected]gmail.comRuysun Advance
25Barjor chemicals P.O BOX 69248-00622 NairobiVesrose
26Kenbrand investments ltdLiLi
27Not indicatedO-Rie
28Vitafoam Ltd. P.O. Box  18094(00500) Nairobi, Kenya E:[email protected]Vitaclean
29Priderock Emporium Ltd. Forest Line Road Ngong Hills Box 5193-00200 Nairobi EmailL: [email protected]gmail.comAntiseptic  Vibes
30Palvene Sterile Chemical BOX 56948-00200 NairobiPalvene
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