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3M Avagard Foam (February 01, 2011)

Starting date:
February 01, 2011
Posting date:
April 04, 2011
Type of communication:
Drug Recall
Natural health products
Hazard classification:
Type III
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public, Healthcare Professionals, Hospitals
Identification number:


The recall has been initiated due to a manufacturing change to the pump which has resulted in the product cartridge not dispensing the accepted quantity of foaming hand sanitizer solution when used with the current wall dispensers. This issue does not affect the safety and quality of the foaming hand sanitiser solution.

Depth of distribution

Distributed to a total of 15 retail stores and wholesalers in Ontario and Quebec.

Affected products

3M Avagard Foam


NPN 80008794

Dosage form



  • Ethyl alcohol 70%

Lot or serial number

29CJ, 27CJ


Recalling Firm
3M Canada Company,
300 Tartan Drive,
London Ontario
Canada N5V 4M9
Marketing Authorization Holder
3M Canada Company,
300 Tartan Drive,
London Ontario
Canada N5V 4M9