FDA Alert: Clarcon Skin Products Have High Levels of Bacteria

The Food and Drug Administration warns consumers not to use skin sanitizers and skin protectants manufactured by the Clarcon Laboratory of Roy, Utah.  A recent inspection found high-levels of disease-causing bacteria in the products.

Some of the bacteria can cause infections in the skin and underlying tissues which may need surgical treatment. This is especially concerning since the products are promoted as anti-microbials that treat open wounds and damaged skin and protect the skin against disease.

Consumers who have the products should not use them and throw them away in household trash.

Products include:

  • Citrushield Lotion
  • Dermasentials DermaBarrier
  • Dermassentials by Clarcon Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer
  • Iron Fist Barrier Hand Treatment
  • Skin Shield Restaurant
  • Skin Shield Industrial
  • Skin Shield Beauty Salon Lotion
  • Total Skin Care Beauty
  • Total Skin Care Work

While C3 has no information that these products are promoted to protect the skin of cancer patients, we are especially concerned with patients who have skin changes and open rashes from chemotherapy medicines including 5-FU, Xeloda®, Erbitux®, or Vectibix®.  Patients on chemotherapy may also have reduced ability to handle infection.

Health care professionals and consumers should report serious adverse events (side effects) with Clarcon product use to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.

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