Kenyans have been warned by the Kenya Bureau of Standards of using eight hand sanitizers after it suspended their operational permits in the country.
The sanitizers which are produced by different companies include Alphax by Kings Palace, Clean Essentials by Virtuelle Products Ltd, G&L by Orange Pharma, Gentle Care by Bidco Africa, Lili by Kenbrands International Company, Msiri by Mafleva International Ltd, and Shi shi Natural, Spotless Advanced by Havana East Africa Trading.
According to a statement released by KEBS, the sanitizers do not meet the minimum requirements placed by the agency which allows them to be used against the fight of coronavirus and thus they should not be operational and should withdraw their products from different shops in the country.
It has also announced its efforts in lifting its efforts to curbing malpractices that might put the public in danger when it comes to the consumption of different products.
“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 state agency has also raised concerns about manufactures taking advantage of the situation currently to make a profit with substandard goods.
To fight the raised concern, the agency has also unveiled a program where the public can report any substandard goods by sending the code beneath the S Mark to 20023 to get product details. The public can then report using KEBS Toll-Free Number 1545.