June 26, 2022

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...]

FDA Has Withdrawn Temporary Hand Sanitizer Manufacturing Guidelines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 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has withdrawn temporary hand sanitizer manufacturer guidelines since shortages of those products is over.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

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. ┬áNo 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...]

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┬áimc 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...]

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...]

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