December 8, 2022

Adam’s Polishes Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Undeclared Methanol

Adam's Polishes Hand Sanitizer is being recalled because it contains undeclared methanol, which should not be in hand sanitizer. There have been no reports of injury, illness, or other adverse events related to this recall. The recalling firm is Adam's Polishes LLC of Thornton, Colorado. The FDA found that one lot of the hand sanitizer contained methanol. The other lots are being recalled out of an abundance of caution. Anyone who accidentally ingests methanol is at risk for methanol poisoning. Methanol can cause serious illness and death, include seizures, permanent blindness, permanent damage to the central nervous system, coma, and death. The product is used as a hand sanitizer to help decrease bacteria on the skin when soap and water are unavailable. The Adam's Polishes Hand … [Read more...]

Antica Ocean Citron Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Benzene

Antica Ocean Citron Hand Sanitizer is being recalled because it contains benzene. No reports of adverse events have been reported to the company to date in connection with this problem. The recalling firm is Salon Technologies International, Inc. in Orlando, Florida. Benzene is a human carcinogen. People are exposed to benzene through inhalation, consumption, or through the skin. Depending on the level of exposure and duration, benzene can cause leukemia, blood cancer of the bone marrow, and other life-threatening blood disorders. This product is used to help reduce bacteria on the skin when soap and water are not available. The recalled product is 512 bottles of Antica Ocean Citron Hand Sanitizer that is packaged in bottles. The size of the bottle was not supplied. The product … [Read more...]

Warnings About More Hand Sanitizers Sold in Canada

It's been a while since we wanted you about problematic hand sanitizers. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies started making hand sanitizers and problems occurred. Some of these hand sanitizers contained ingredients that shouldn't be in that product, had impurities, were improperly labeled, were sold without being tested, or were counterfeit, or had defective or faulty packaging. So in Canada, a long list of problematic hand ┬ásanitizers has been posted by the CFIA. You can see the long list of recalled hand sanitizers that were sold in Canada at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) web site, along with the potential health risk, the company, the NPN or DIN number, and the lot number. Some of the recalled brands and products include Zero Tolerance Plus Sanitizer, … [Read more...]

Mickey Mouse Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Methanol

Mickey Mouse Hand Sanitizer is being recalled because it may contain methanol. The recalled products are The Mandalorian Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 68% Star Wars, and Mickey Mouse Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 68%. FDA testing found the presence of benzene in the Mandalorian product, and methanol in the Mickey Mouse product. Both products were imported by Best Brands and were produced by a third party manufacturer. No reports of adverse reactions have been received by the company to date. The recalling firm is Best Brands Consumer Products. Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen. Exposure to this chemical can occur through inhalation, through the mouth, and through the skin. It can cause leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow. Substantial exposure to methanol can cause … [Read more...]

Tennessee Technical Isopropyl Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Methanol

Tennessee Technical Isopropyl Hand Sanitizer is being recalled because it contains methanol, which is not allowed in that type of product. No illnesses or adverse events have been reported to the company to date in conreciotn with this problem. The recalling firm is Tennessee Technical Coatings Corp. Substantial methanol exposure can cause nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, seizures, permanent blindness, permanent damage to the central nervous system, and death. All people using this product on their hands are at risk, but young children who accidentally ingest this product and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol substitute are most at risk for methanol poisoning. All lots of this product are included in this recall. The recalled product is … [Read more...]

American Screening Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Appearance

American Screening Hand Sanitizer is being recalled because the bottles resemble beverage containers, which poses a risk of consumption. Ingesting hand sanitizer intended for topical use could result in alcohol toxicity. Alcohol can also interact with many prescription drugs that can cause serious problems. No reports of illness or adverse reactions have been received by the company to date in connection with this problem. The recalling company is American Screening LLC of Shreveport, Louisiana. About 153,336 units of American Screening Hand Sanitizer are recalled. The product contains 70% ethyl alcohol gel and was sold at the consumer level to customers and distributors nationwide through the internet. It was also sold in-house. The recalled hand sanitizer is packaged in 8 ounce … [Read more...]

Don’t Use Some artnaturals Scent Free Hand Sanitizers, Says FDA

Don't use some certain artnaturals scent free hand sanitizers, because they may contain unacceptable levels of benzene, acetaldehyde, and acetal contaminants, the FDA said in a press announcement. Artnaturals hand sanitizers products have been added to the list of hand sanitizers that consumers should not use. The products in question contain the label "DIST. by artnaturals Gardena, CA 90248." The FDA did not supply any more information about the products, including when and where they were sold, lot numbers or UPC numbers, or product package sizes. Artnaturals has allegedly not responded to multiple FDA attempts to discuss the contaminated products. According to the FDA, they will not identify the manufacturer, address possible recalls, or the scope of the contamination. As of … [Read more...]

FDA Has Withdrawn Temporary Hand Sanitizer Manufacturing Guidelines

Back in March 2020 at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDA issued temporary guidelines for companies to manufacture hand sanitizers because high consumer demand led to shortages. Manufacturers who were not drug manufacturers at the time could use those policies to make these products. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has withdrawn temporary hand sanitizer manufacturer guidelines since shortages of those products is over. The production of hand sanitizers did increase, but a slew of recalls had to be issued, because some of the newly manufactured products contained substances not intended to be used in hand sanitizers, such as methanol, wood alcohol, and benzene. FDA guidance did not allow the use of those ingredients in the sanitizers. And the FDA placed all hand … [Read more...]

Limar Hand Sanitizer Recalled Because of Resemblance to Drinks

Another hand sanitizer has been recalled because the bottles it is packaged in look like drink containers. Limar Hand Sanitizer in four ounce bottles is recalled. The recalling firm is Ardil Comercial which is located in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. No adverse events or illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this problem. The recalled product is Limar Hand Sanitizer, packaged in 4 ounce bottles. The lot number printed on the label is 079932-4611-05-J. The expiration date for this product is May 2022. The product was distributed nationwide at the consumer level. Ingesting hand sanitizer could cause alcohol toxicity. Symptoms of this condition include slowed or slurred speech and drowsiness. Ingesting alcohol can cause impaired driving … [Read more...]

Recall of Durisan Hand Sanitizer For Microbial Contamination Clarified

The recall of Durisan hand sanitizer for possible microbial contamination has been clarified with new information about labels and product sizes. These products were recalled for possible microbial contamination, first in March 2021, and then the recall was expanded twice. The pathogen in question is Burkholderia contaminans, a bacteria that is common in municipal water supplies. Use of a hand sanitizer contaminated with this bacteria is not a concern except if a person has a hand wound or scrapes. In that case, the bacteria could enter the bloodstream and cause serious illness if the person has a compromised immune system. No qualified reports of adverse reactions have been reported to the company to date in relation to this recall. Sanit Technologies, doing business as Durisan, … [Read more...]

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