August 7, 2020

Shine and Clean Hand Sanitizer Gel Recalled For Undeclared Methanol

Maquiladora Miniara SA de CV is voluntarily recalling Shine and Clean Hand Sanitizer because it contains methanol, or wood alcohol, that is not declared on the label. Wood alcohol can be absorbed through the skin and can cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, and blurred vision. Ingesting methanol can cause blindness, seizures, coma, damage to the nervous system, or death. There have been no reports of adverse events related to this recall reported to the company to date.

The product is marketed as a topical hand sanitizer. But some people drink products made with alcohol as a substitute for alcoholic beverages. In addition, children may accidentally ingest these products.

The Shine and Clean Hand Sanitizer Gel is packaged in 1000 ml bottles and in 1 gallon containers. You can see the long list of lot numbers of the recalled products at the FDA web site. The FDA page also has pictures of recalled product labels. The product was distributed nationwide to retail stores.

The company is notifying distributors and customers by email and is arranging for the return of all recalled products. If you bought this product, stop using it immediately. You can throw it away in accordance with your locality’s hazardous waste disposal system, or take it back to the store where you bought it for a full refund.

The FDA has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizers produced with methanol and is warning consumers about this problem. The popularity of hand sanitizers has exploded with the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Please check your hand sanitizer supply to make sure you haven’t purchased any of the recalled products.

Shine and Clean Hand Sanitizer Gel Recalled For Undeclared Methanol

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