March 4, 2021

FDA Places All Hand Sanitizers Imported From Mexico on Import Alert

The FDA has placed all hand sanitizers imported from Mexico on import alert to help stop products that are in violation of U.S. law from entering the country until the agency can ascertain the product's safety. Many hand sanitizers imported from that country have tested positive for methanol contamination since the coronavirus pandemic began last year. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is toxic when absorbed through the skin and it is life-threatening when ingested. Methanol is not allowed in hand sanitizers. Under the import alert, the alcohol-based hand sanitizers imported from Mexico are subject to heightened FDA scrutiny. FDA staff can detain the shipment. FDA Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs Judy McMeekin, Pharm.D., said in a statement, "Consumer use of hand … [Read more...]

imc Wash Free Hand Sanitizer Recalled for Undeclared Methanol

Shane Erickson, Inc., doing business as DBA Innovative Marketing Solutions, is recalling imc Wash Free Hand Sanitizer and Thrifty White Pharmacy Wash-Free Hand Sanitizer in certain sizes because it contains methanol, or wood alcohol, that is not declared on the label. It's illegal to put methanol in these types of products because this ingredient is toxic and can be absorbed through the skin. The recall notice did not state whether or not any adverse reactions have been reported in connection with this problem. Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk, young children who accidentally … [Read more...]

Paw Patrol Hand Sanitizer Recalled Because of Packaging

Ashtel Studios is voluntarily recalling all lots of Paw Patrol Hand Sanitizer and other licensed hand sanitizer because the containers resemble food and drink pouches. Ingesting hand sanitizers can cause alcohol toxicity. Symptoms of alcohol toxicity include lack of coordination, slowed or slurred speech, drowsiness to coma, which can be fatal. Furthermore, ingesting alcohol can affect the brain and cause impaired driving or operating heavy machinery. Alcohol can also interact with numerous drugs which may result in serious adverse effects. Ingesting alcohol by people with alcohol addiction may interfere with maintaining abstinence. Additionally, people with alcohol addiction may seek large amounts of ethanol-based hand sanitizers as a substitute. There have been no reports of any … [Read more...]

Cleaner Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Possible Methanol Contamination

Estado de Mexico is voluntarily recalling five lots of Cleaner Hand Sanitizer because the company detected methanol, or wood alcohol, in hand sanitizer samples manufactured at the same facility. Wood alcohol is not allowed in hand sanitizer, because it is toxic and can be absorbed through the skin. It can be deadly if consumed. The risk statement reads, "Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk, young children who accidently ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk for methanol poisoning. To date DMM … [Read more...]

M Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Potential Methanol and Subpotent Ethanol

Medek LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of M Hand Sanitizer Alcohol Antiseptic 80% because it contains methanol, or wood alcohol, and is sub-potent for ethanol, the correct type of alcohol that kills bacteria, according to the FDA. There have been no reports of adverse reactions about the use of this product receive by the company to date. The Risk Statement on the recall notice states: Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk, young children who accidently ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk … [Read more...]

Leafree Instant Hand Sanitizer Recalled, Labeled as Edible Alcohol

CorgioMed is recalling all lots of Leafree Instant Hand Sanitizer - Aloe Vera because it is labeled as edible alcohol. This product is an alcohol based rub that is used externally to reduce bacteria on the skin when soap and water are not available. The risk statement on the recall is: "Ingesting hand sanitizer, which is intended for topical use, may result in alcohol toxicity. Symptoms of alcohol toxicity may range from lack of coordination, slowed or slurred speech, drowsiness to coma, which can be fatal. Young children may experience a sharp decrease in blood sugar which may result in death. Pregnant women who ingest alcohol have experienced birth defects and developmental disabilities. Nursing mothers who ingest alcohol in above moderate levels may see developmental, growth and … [Read more...]

bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Possible Methanol

AJR Trading is voluntarily recalling 2,004 units of bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer currently distributed in the United States because of possible presence of methanol in other lots of bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer. This lot has been teated and meets all appropriate specifications and tests, but the manufacturer is recalling it out of an abundance of caution. The recall notice has this risk statement: "Substantial methanol exposure could result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands may be at risk; young children who accidentally ingest them and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most … [Read more...]

Always Be Clean Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Declared Methanol

Open Book Extracts is voluntarily recalling all lots of Always Be Clean Hand Sanitizer and Just Hand Sanitizer at the consumer level that are labeled to contain methanol, or wood alcohol.The risk statement on the recall notice reads, "Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk, young children who accidentally ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk for methanol poisoning." The company sources hand sanitizer from a global chemical and fertilizer distributors. They have verified through a third-party lab … [Read more...]

Zanilast+Gel Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Containing 1-Propanol, a Toxic Compound

Nanomateriales SA de CV is recalling Zanilast+Gel hand sanitizer because it contains 1-propanol, that can cause acute toxicity when ingested. The recall notice states, "There is a reasonable probability of acute toxicity from ingestion which can cause central nervous system depression, which could result in death, permanent impairment, or necessitate medical or surgical intervention. Populations most at risk include individual with alcohol addiction and adolescents, who have been known to ingest ethanol-based antiseptic rubs intentionally to become intoxicated, as well as infants and children who may unintentionally ingest the defective product. Nanomateriales, SA de CV has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall." This product is used as a hand sanitizer gel. … [Read more...]

V Klean Hand Sanitizer Gel, Others Recalled For Undeclared Methanol

Asiaticon SA de CV is recalling V Klean Hand Sanitizer Gel and other products because they may contain methanol (wood alcohol) and sub potent ethanol levels. Methanol does not have good antiseptic properties, and exposure to this chemical can cause nausea, vomiting, headache, and blurred vision. Methanol can be absorbed through the skin. Consuming methanol can cause permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, and death. The company has not received any reports of adverse events related to this issue. The product is used as a hand sanitizer and is packaged in clear plastic bottles with clear tops. The recalled products, which include all lots, include: V Klean Hand Sanitizer Gel in 8.5 fl. ounce (250 ml) bottles with UPC number 716053704993 … [Read more...]

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