The Requirements Organisation of Nigeria has warned the general public towards the usage of non-approved hand sanitizers to keep away from the danger of pores and skin injury.
The regulatory physique disclosed this in a press release launched by way of its Twitter account on Monday stating that it’ll “not tolerate any minus in requirements” as high quality hand sanitizers are vital within the combat towards the Coronavirus pandemic.
In keeping with SON, producers are additionally suggested to get the required customary for his or her merchandise which can go to the markets.
The assertion reads “The Requirements Organisation of Nigeria, SON, has warned producers of hand sanitizers and liquid hand washes, to stick strictly to world finest practices, as a failure to take action would entice penalties.
“The significance of high quality hand sanitizers can’t be overemphasized at a time when the world is on a race to discover a remedy to fight the Coronavirus illness.
“All shoppers are being suggested to all the time insist on shopping for hand sanitizers licensed by SON to keep away from dangerous results on their pores and skin whereas additionally getting worth for his or her hard-earned cash.
“High quality hand sanitisers and liquid hand wash are a number of the vital instruments to battle the virus.
”Handwashing with cleaning soap and water is among the most vital steps that may be taken to keep away from getting sick and spreading the virus to family members.
“Additionally, we help the manufacturing and importation of important supplies to fight the challenges of COVID-19 by way of the deployment of 28 related worldwide Requirements from the Worldwide Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and one from the African Group for Standardization (ARSO) on Alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
“We advise producers to all the time go to SON to acquire the minimal required requirements for the manufacturing of products within the nation, as we’d solely help and encourage real companies within the nation.”