August 7, 2020

Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Undeclared Methanol

Broncolin SA de CV is voluntarily recalling al lots of Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer 70% alcohol because it may contain wood alcohol, or methanol, that is not declared on the label. No reports of adverse events related to this product have been received by the company to date.

Wood alcohol can be absorbed through the skin and is toxic. Symptoms of “substantial methanol exposure” include nausea, headache, vomiting, and blurred vision. If someone drinks methanol, they can suffer permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the central nervous system, and death. Children may accidentally ingest this product. Some adults use hand sanitizer as a substitute for alcohol. The FDA has stated there is a sharp increase in the number of hand sanitizers being recalled for methanol in the past few months.

The recalled product is and alcohol-based hand sanitizer that is used to reduce bacteria when soap and water aren’t available. Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer is sold in these sizes: 4.22 ounce (125 ml), 8.4 ounce (250 ml), 16.9 ounce (500 ml), and 33.8 ounce (1 liter). The product is packaged in a clear plastic bottle with a pump or squeeze cap.

All package sizes are labeled with a blue label identifying INBC Trading LC 4404 Merle Drive, Austin, Texas as the Importer/Distributor. The hand sanitizer was distributed between April 26, 2020 and May 18, 2020 to wholesalers in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas, and further distributed nationwide.

If you purchased this product do not use it. Throw it away according to the hazardous waste disposal laws in your county, or take it back to the store where you purchased it for a full refund

If you have experienced any health problems while using this product, talk to your doctor. You should then report your health problems to the FDA using their MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program.

Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Undeclared Methanol

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