A hand sanitiser sold at petrol stations around the country has been slammed as ineffective after failing independent testing.

Consumer advocate CHOICE found White Knight hand sanitiser, sold online and at United petrol stations, didn’t contain enough alcohol to be effective in killing viruses, including COVID-19.

The hand sanitiser, which claims to contain 75 per cent alcohol, only contained 52 per cent, testing found.

The required alcohol content for effective hand sanitiser is between 60 to 80 per cent.

CHOICE Senior Campaigner Dean Price said the product was the second to fail independent lab testing.

“This second failure provides Minister Sukkar an opportunity to move quickly and implement the changes to hand sanitiser regulation that CHOICE has called for,” Price said.

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