May 16, 2021

Dibar Labs Hand Sanitizer Recalled for the Presence of Methanol

Dibar Nutricional S. de R.L. De CV is voluntarily recalling 27 lots of Dibar Labs Hand Sanitizer because it contains methanol, or wood alcohol, that is not declared on the label. Hand sanitizers cannot contain methanol because it poses a poisoning hazard through consuming the product, and through absorption through the skin. No adverse reactions have been reported to date in connection with the use of this recalled item. Substantial methanol exposure can result in poisoning that can cause nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, coma, seizures, permanent damage to the nervous system, or death. All people who use this product on their hands are at risk. Bur young people who accidentally ingest this product, and others who drink it as an alcohol substitute are … [Read more...]

Scentsational Soaps Hand Sanitizers Recalled For Methanol Contamination

Scentsational Soaps hand sanitizers are being recalled for possible methanol, or wood alcohol, benzene, and acetaldehyde contamination. These products include five lots of Scentsational Soaps & Candles scented Hand Sanitizers from the Black and White Collection and the Photo Real Collection, and three lots of Ulta Beauty Collection scented Hand Sanitizer Sprays. The company has not received any reports of adverse reactions related to the products included in this recall. Testing conducted by the firm revealed the presence of those compounds in these products. Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, or death. Exposure to beneze can occur through inhalation, … [Read more...]

Durisan Is Expanding Their Recall of Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer

Durisan is expanding their recall of an antimicrobial hand sanitizer for possible Burkholderia contaminas contamination. The previous recall was for possible Burkholderia cepacia complex and Ralstonia pickettii contamination. The recall now includes products that have not yet expired. This issue was again discovered during a routine audit. No reports of adverse reactions or consumer complaints have been reported to the company to date. The product is applied topically to help reduce bacteria on the skin when soap and water aren't available. Use of hand sanitizer contaminated with Burkholderia contaminans, a pathogen of low virulence, can range from no reaction to a possible infection in a person with a hand wound or scrapes. People with compromised immune systems are most at … [Read more...]

Durisan Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Microbial Contamination

Durisan Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer in several package sizes is being voluntarily recalled for possible microbial contamination. The recall was issued because of out of specification results of bacterial counts for Burkholderia cepacia complex and Ralstonia pickettii. The issue was discovered during a routine audit that was focused on production scale-up during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. No reports of adverse reactions or consumer complaints have been received by the company to date. The Durisan Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer was packaged in sizes that ranged from 18 mL credit cards, to bottles that were sized 118 mL, 236 mL, 300 mL, and 500 mL. It was also available in 1000 mL wall mounted dispenser refills. You can see pictures of recalled product labels at the FDA web … [Read more...]

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...]

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