October 19, 2021

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FDA Has Withdrawn Temporary Hand Sanitizer Manufacturing Guidelines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 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has withdrawn temporary hand sanitizer manufacturer guidelines since shortages of those products is over.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...]

Prairie Wolf Distillery Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Packaging Issue

Prairie Wolf Distillery of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is voluntarily recalling all lots of Prairie Wolf Distillery hand sanitizer in two sizes (16.9 ounce and 20 ounce) because the containers resemble water bottles, so the product poses a risk of ingestion. No reports of adverse reactions have been received by the company to date in connection with this problem. This recall does not affect any other hand sanitizers from Prairie Wolf Distillery. Drinking hand sanitizer could result in alcohol toxicity. Symptoms of this condition include lack of coordination, slowed or slurred speech, drowsiness, and coma, which can be fatal. Alcohol can also interact with many drugs that can cause serious adverse effects. This recalled product is Prairie Wolf Distillery Hand Sanitizer that is packaged in … [Read more...]

Durisan Non-Alcohol Hand Sanitizer Recall Expanded Again

The Durisan Non-Alcohol Hand Sanitizer recall for possible Burkholderia contaminans has been expanded again to include more products. The recall notice states that the products were contaminated with a common municipal water supply borne bacteria. Using a hand sanitizer contaminated with this pathogen is considered low virulence, and problems can range from no reaction to possible reactions in a person with a hand wound or scrapes who has a compromised immune system. No "qualified" reports of adverse reactions have been reported to the company to date in connection with this issue. Durisan expanded their original recall in April 2021 to include all of its hand sanitizer products produced after April 10, 2019 that had not expired. But the company discovered that promotional orders as … [Read more...]

Recall of Scentsational Soaps Hand Sanitizer For Methanol Expanded

The recall of Scentsational Soaps hand sanitizers because they may contain methanol (wood alcohol), benzene, and acetaldehyde is being expanded to include more products. The original recall was issued on April 28, 2021. The new recall includes Goose Creek Hand Sanitizers and Coco TKO Hand Sanitizer.  No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported to the company to date in connection with this problem. Testing conducted by the firm revealed the presence of methanol, benzene, and acetaldehyde in the products. These newly recalled hand sanitizers were sold over the internet and were also distributed nationwide in the United States by Goose Creek Candles, LLC and Coconut Stand. Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, headache, vomiting, blurred vision, permanent … [Read more...]

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...]

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