White Knight hand sanitiser fails test
We should be able to trust that all hand sanitisers sold in Australia are safe and actually work.
But independent CHOICE testing has revealed a sample of White Knight hand sanitiser contained only 52% alcohol despite its label claiming it contained 75%. United Petroleum, the main seller of White Knight, has removed the product from sale after we alerted them to the results.
Hand sanitisers sold in stores and pharmacies around Australia aren't required to contain a minimum amount of alcohol to ensure they're effective against COVID-19. In fact, companies aren’t even required by law to label the alcohol content of their products.
This is the second hand sanitiser we’ve seen in recent months that doesn’t live up to the claims on its label. How many more are out there?
Without stronger regulation on hand sanitisers, there’s little to stop companies from selling ineffective products. But together we can change that.