The Standards Organization of Nigeria has warned against the use of non-approved hand sanitizers, which it says can cause damage to the skin.
The regulatory body said in a statement released on Monday 29 June, that it will “not tolerate any minus in standards” as quality hand sanitizers are important in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.
Manufacturers were also advised to get the required standard for their products which will go to the markets.
The statement partly reads: “SON urged consumers to always insist on patronising only hand sanitizers certified by SON to avoid harmful effects to their skin, while also getting value for their hard-earned money.
“Quality hand sanitizers and liquid hand wash are some of the critical tools to battle the virus. Hand washing with soap and water is one of the most important steps that can be taken to avoid getting sick and spreading the virus to loved ones”, the agency stressed.