Health Canada is warning Canadians about unauthorized hand sanitizers and disinfectants sold online by two Quebec companies — Protegel Quebec Inc. and Hangel Canada Inc. — which it says may pose health risks.\n"Health Canada has repeatedly directed Protegel Quebec Inc. and Hangel Canada Inc. to stop selling and recall these unauthorized products; however, to date, neither company has responded. Health Canada will take additional enforcement actions, as necessary to stop this illegal activity," says a Health Canada statement. \nEditor's Choice: 8 UK Variant Cases Have Been Confirmed In Quebec — This Is The Strategy To Keep It At Bay\n\n\n\n“\n\n\nStop using these products immediately.\n\n\nHealth Canada\n\n\nSince these products are unauthorized, the health authority says they may contain unknown ingredients and may be harmful if used.\nIt also says some of the products were tested by Health Canada and didn't contain enough ethanol to be effective. \nOne of the products, it says, "falsely claimed to prevent COVID-19."\nHealth Canada advises consumers to stop using the products right away and to report any adverse health effects to Health Canada.\nThe products you should avoid are:\n\n\nProtegel Hand sanitizer (3.8L)\n\n\nProtegel formule avancée (4oz)\n\n\nProtegel Antibactérien en forme de gel (various sizes)\n\n\nProtegel Nouvelle Formule Antibactérien (various sizes)\n\n\nProtegel (Hand sanitizer - 10mL/120mL)\n\n\nProtegel surface disinfectant (473 mL)\n\n\nProtegel (hand sanitizer wipes - 13 or 25 wipes)\n\n\nProtegel (surface disinfectant wipes - 13 or 25 wipes)\n\n\nProtegel (surface disinfectant wipes - 25 wipes)\n\n\nMr. Wipes (surface disinfectant wipes - 500 wipes)\n\n\nClosol (surface disinfectant wipes - 205 or 400 wipes)\n\n\nHangel Antibacterial Hand Wipes (32 wipes)\n\n\nHangel Advanced Formula (hand sanitizer gel - various sizes and scents)\n\n\nHangel New Advanced Formula (hand sanitizer gel - various sizes and scents)\n\n\nHangel Advanced Formula spray (hand sanitizer spray - 10mL)\n\n\nCanadians should follow municipal or regional rules on disposing of hazardous waste, or return the products to a local pharmacy for proper disposal.