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FDA’s List of Hand Sanitizers to Avoid Grows Again With More Than 100 Identified That May Contain Methanol

The FDA’s “do-not-use list of dangerous hand sanitizer products” continues to grow and now includes 101 varieties of hand sanitizer that should be avoided. The list includes some that have already been recalled and other products being recommended for recalls – as they may contain the potentially fatal ingredient methanol.

Methanol is used industrially as a solvent, pesticide, and alternative fuel source, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a toxic substance when absorbed through the skin or ingested. Exposure to it can cause nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system and death.The federal agency said:

“FDA continues to find issues with certain hand sanitizer products. FDA test results show certain hand sanitizers have concerningly low levels of ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol, which are active ingredients in hand sanitizer products. The agency urges consumers not to use these subpotent products and has expanded its list to include subpotent hand sanitizers, in addition to hand sanitizers that are or may be contaminated with methanol.”

The FDA says it has seen an increase in number of “adverse events, including blindness, cardiac effects, effects on the central nervous system, and hospitalizations and death, primarily reported to poison control centers and state departments of health.”

In a warning July 27, the FDA stated:

(it is) “urging consumers not to use any hand sanitizer products from the particular manufacturers on the list even if the product or particular lot number are not listed since some manufacturers are recalling only certain – but not all – of their hand sanitizer products.”

The agency says that methanol does not appear on the product label in most cases but is “not an acceptable ingredient in any drug, including hand sanitizer, even if methanol is listed as an ingredient on the product label.”

The FDA said it has taken steps to prevent the toxic products from entering the country by placing them on an import alert. Most of the products appear to have been produced in Mexico. FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn said in a statement:

“We remain extremely concerned about the potential serious risks of alcohol-based hand sanitizers containing methanol. Producing, importing and distributing toxic hand sanitizers poses a serious threat to the public and will not be tolerated.”

The FDA is advising consumers not to use the following hand sanitizers because tests found they contained methanol or were “purportedly made at the same facility as products in which the FDA has tested and confirmed methanol contamination.” Find more information, including the product code where available, on the FDA website. The FDA also says to avoid sanitizers from the manufacturers:

Eskbiochem’s All-Clean Hand Sanitizer
Eskbiochem’s Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer
Eskbiochem’s Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer
Eskbiochem’s The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer
Eskbiochem’s CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol
Eskbiochem’s CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol
Eskbiochem’s CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol
Eskbiochem’s Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer
Grupo Insoma’s Hand sanitizer Gel Unscented 70% Alcohol
Mystic International’s Mystic Shield Protection hand sanitizer
Cosmeticas’ Antiseptic Alcohol 70% Topical Solution hand sanitizer
Cosmeticas’ Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance Free
Tropicosmeticos’ Be Safe Hand Sanitizer
Tropicosmeticos’ Wave Hand Sanitizer Gel
Tropicosmeticos’ Cleaner Hand Sanitizer Rinse Free 70%
Tropicosmeticos’ Handzer Hand Sanitizer Rinse Free
Tropicosmeticos’ Urbane Bath and Body Hand Sanitizer
Tropicosmeticos’ Britz Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 70%
Tropicosmeticos’ Parabola Hand Sanitizer
Tropicosmeticos’ Kleanz Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Advanced
AAA Cosmetica’s bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer
AAA Cosmetica’s QualitaMed Hand Sanitizer
AAA Cosmetica’s LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 4 oz
AAA Cosmetica’s LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 16 oz
4E Global’s Blumen Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear Ethyl Alcohol 70%
4E Global’s Blumen Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer with 70% Alcohol
4E Global’s BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer
4E Global’s BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer
4E Global’s BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe
4E Global’s Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe, with 70% alcohol
4E Global’s BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Clear
4E Global’s Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Lavender, with 70% alcohol
4E Global’s BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear
4E Global’s BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear
4E Global’s BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender
4E Global’s BLUMEN Aloe Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 70 Alcohol
4E Global’s BLUMEN Aloe Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 70 Alcohol
4E Global’s Blumen Antibacterial Fresh Citrus Hand Sanitizer
4E Global’s BLUMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer
4E Global’s BLUMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer
4E Global’s BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer
4E Global’s BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe
4E Global’s BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender
4E Global’s BLUMEN Clear LEAR Advanced Hand Sanitizer
4E Global’s BLUMEN Clear LEAR Advanced Hand Sanitizer
4E Global’s Blumen Hand Sanitizer Fresh Citrus
4E Global’s BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe Vera
4E Global’s BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer Fragrance Free
4E Global’s Hello Kitty Hand Sanitizer
4E Global’s The Honeykeeper Hand Sanitizer
4E Global’s Assured Aloe
4E Global’s Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Aloe and Moisturizers)
4E Global’s Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Vitamin E and Aloe)
4E Global’s Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe and Moisturizers
4E Global’s Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Vitamin E and Aloe
4E Global’s KLAR and DANVER Instant Hand Sanitizer
4E Global’s KLAR AND DANVER Instant Hand Sanitizer (labeled with Greenbrier International Inc.)
4E Global’s MODESA Instant Hand Sanitizer Moisturizers and Vitamin E
DDI Multinacional’s Earths Amenities Instant Unscented Hand Sanitizer with Aloe Vera Advanced
DDI Multinacional’s Hand Sanitizer Agavespa Skincare
DDI Multinacional’s Vidanos Easy Cleaning Rentals Hand Sanitizer Agavespa Skincare
Limpo Quimicos’ Andy’s
Limpo Quimicos’ Andy’s Best
Limpo Quimicos’ NeoNatural
Limpo Quimicos’ Plus Advanced
Liqesa Exportacion or Liq-E’s Optimus Lubricants Instant Hand Sanitizer
Maquiladora Miniara’s Selecto Hand Sanitizer
Maquiladora Miniara’s Shine and Clean Hand Sanitizer
Cosmeticas’ Hand Sanitizer Gel Alcohol 70%
Yara Elena De La Garza Perez Nieto’s DAESI Hand Sanitizer
Real Clean Distribuciones’ Cavalry
Real Clean Distribuciones’ ENLIVEN Hand Sanitizing Gel
Real Clean Distribuciones’ Lux Eoi Hand Sanitizing Gel
Real Clean Distribuciones’ Born Basic Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer 65% Alcohol
Real Clean Distribuciones’ Born Basic Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer 70% alcohol
Real Clean Distribuciones’ Scent Theory – Keep It Clean – Pure Clean Anti-bacterial Hand Sanitizer
Real Clean Distribuciones’ Scent Theory – Keep It Clean – Pure Clean Anti-bacterial Hand Sanitizer
MXL Comercial’s Hand Sanitizer Disinfectant Gel 70% Ethyl Alcohol
MXL Comercial’s Hand Sanitizer Disinfectant Gel 70% Ethyl Alcohol Rinse Free Hand Rub
Liqesa Exportacion or Liq-E’s Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer
Liqesa Exportacion or Liq-E’s Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer
Broncolin’s Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol
Broncolin’s Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol
Broncolin’s Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol
Laboratorios Jaloma’s Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 62% with Vitamin E
Leiper’s Fork Distillery Bulk Disinfectant per 5 gallon
Leiper’s Fork Distillery 16-ounce bottle
Healthy Foods & Nutrition Lab de Mexico’s Medicare Alcohol Antiseptic Topical Solution
Incredible Products’ GelBact Hand Sanitizer
Incredible Products’ Hand Sanitizer
Incredible Products’ TriCleanz
JG Atlas Comercios’ Sayab Antisepctic Hand Sanitizer 100
Tritanium Labs USA’s TriCleanz Tritanium Labs Hand Sanitizer
Albek de Mexico’s NEXT Hand Sanitizer
Albek de Mexico’s Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer with 70% Alcohol extra soft with glycerin and aloe
Albek de Mexico’s NuuxSan Instant Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer
Albek de Mexico’s NuuxSan Instant Hand Sanitizer
Albek de Mexico’s Assured Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Aloe and Moisturizers
Albek de Mexico’s Assured Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Vitamin E and Aloe
Albek de Mexico’s Modesa Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers and Aloe Vera
Albek de Mexico’s Modesa Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers and Vitamin E

The following products have been recalled as of Aug. 1:

ITECH 361′s All Clean Hand Sanitizer, Moisturizer and Disinfectant: UPC code 628055370130.
Transliquid Technologies’ Mystic Shield Protection hand sanitizer: NDC numbers include 75477-435-02, 75477-435-10, 75477-435-12, 75477-435-25, 75477-435-50 and 75477-534-10.
Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer, 1-liter bottles: Two distributors. The UVT hand sanitizer is labeled with lot number 0530 and an expiration date of 04/2022 and the Saniderm Products hand sanitizer is labeled with lot number 53131626 and “Manufactured on April/1/20.”
4e Brands North America’s Blumen brand is “voluntarily recalling all lots of Hand Sanitizer brands to the consumer level.” This is an expansion of an earlier recall.
Real Clean Distribuciones is voluntarily recalling all lots it manufactured within expiry of the following brand names of hand sanitizers: “Born Basic ANTI-BAC HAND SANITIZER, Scent Theory KEEP CLEAN Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer, Scent Theory KEEP IT CLEAN Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer and Lux Eoi Hand Sanitizing Gel to the consumer level.”
LIQ-E S.A. de C.V. is voluntarily recalling all lots and all bottle sizes of “The OPTIMUS Instant Hand Sanitizer” manufactured between April 27 and May 8.
Resource Recovery & Trading LLC is “voluntarily recalling all the lots manufactured by MXL Comercial S.A. de C.V.” with the following information: “Hand Sanitizer 70% Ethyl Alcohol Disinfectant Gel, packaged in 6.7 FL Oz. (200 ml) bottles, UPC 650240026020 and Hand Sanitizer Non-sterile Solution 70% Topical Solution, packaged in 20L (5.28 Gal) liter plastic containers, UPC 37710600013 to the consumer level.”
Broncolin is “voluntarily recalling all lots of Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol to the consumer level.” The hand sanitizer comes in four different sizes, according to the recall notice.
Albek de Mexico is “voluntarily recalling all lots and all brands of hand sanitizer currently in US distribution to the consumer level.”

Source:
  1. USA Today
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