Consumers don’t need to use antibacterial soaps, and some of them may even be dangerous, the Food and Drug Administration says. In 2013 the FDA issued a proposed rule that required companies to to provide data on products’ safety and effectiveness. Antibacterial hand and body wash manufacturers did not provide the necessary data to establish safety and effectiveness for the 19 active ingredients addressed in this final rulemaking.
For complete information on this new ruling check out the FDA web page
And also a short read from NPR