Ecolab Skinsan Scrub (ICN 1175)

Important Customer Notice Recall

Ref: 2021/1175 ICN Number: 1175



  • Ecolab Limited has issued a Field Safety Notice to recall nine lot numbers of the skin cleanser “Skinsan scrub” following discovery of the potential for these batches to contain the gram-negative bacteria Achtomobacter xylosoxidans.
  • Achtomobacter xylosoxidans is an opportunistic, environmental bacteria that is rarely implicated in human infections. It poses little medical risk to healthy people. However, immunocompromised patients are at higher risk of infection.

Products Affected:  

  • There is one NHS Supply Chain product code affected.
NPC Product Description Supplier Code/MPC Affected Lots
MRA256 Skinsan Body Wash Antimicrobial foam 500ml 0.9% dodecyldimethylammonium chloride and 0.9% chlorhexidine gluconate – suitable for hair and body 3083220 4300PR0404,4300PR0406,
  • Our stock holding has been checked to remove these lot numbers.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the Field Safety Notice and product listing for further information on the affected product and potential alternatives.

Next Steps:

  • Read and follow the full instructions in the Field Safety Notice and share this document with all users of the affected products.
  • Contact your NHS Supply Chain Customer Service Advisor to arrange return for full credit, using reason code 7 “Supplier Recall”.
  • Note only unopened bottles should be returned; opened bottles should be disposed in accordance with the Field Safety Notice and your local regulations.
  • All products are to be returned no later than Friday 29 January 2021.

If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Service Advisor

Downloads ▼

  • 1175 Ecolab Field Safety Notice

    A PDF document of the Field Safety Notice for ICN 1175.
  • 1175 Ecolab Product Listing with Alternatives

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1175.
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