November 14, 2020

Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Undeclared Methanol

Laboratorios Jalona SA de CV is voluntarily recalling all lots and all bottle sizes of Jaloma Antiseptic Hand sanitizer because it contains methanol, or wood alcohol, that is not declared on the label. There have not been any reports of adverse reactions related to this recall. The recalled products include Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 62% With vitamin E, sold in 16.9 fluid ounce bottles. The UPC number on the product is 7 59684 51503 3. Lot number 0005295 expires in April, 2022, and lot number 0006373 expires in May, 2022. Also recalled is Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 62% With vitamin E, sold in 4 ounce bottles. The UPC number on that product is 7 59684 51502 6. The lot numbers are 0005412, which expires in April, 2022; 0007134, which expires in May, … [Read more...]

Four Americans Are Dead After Ingesting Methanol Hand Sanitizers

According to the Centers for Disease Control and PRevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report for the week of August 5, 2020, four Americans are dead after ingesting methanol hand sanitizers. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers should only contain ethanol or isopropanol, but recently, some of them have been found to contain methanol. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is toxic when absorbed through the skin and can kill if ingested. Children can accidentally consume this product, and some adults use ethanol or isopropanol for substitutes for alcohol. Many recalls of these products have been issued in the past few months. Food Poisoning Bulletin has been reporting about this issue. From May 1 through June 30, 2020, 15 cases of methanol poisoning were reported in Arizona and New Mexico … [Read more...]

Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Undeclared Methanol

Broncolin SA de CV is voluntarily recalling al lots of Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer 70% alcohol because it may contain wood alcohol, or methanol, that is not declared on the label. No reports of adverse events related to this product have been received by the company to date. Wood alcohol can be absorbed through the skin and is toxic. Symptoms of "substantial methanol exposure" include nausea, headache, vomiting, and blurred vision. If someone drinks methanol, they can suffer permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the central nervous system, and death. Children may accidentally ingest this product. Some adults use hand sanitizer as a substitute for alcohol. The FDA has stated there is a sharp increase in the number of hand sanitizers being recalled for methanol … [Read more...]

FDA Puts Some Hand Sanitizer Manufacturers on Import Alert

The FDA is reiterating its warning about dangerous alcohol-based hand sanitizers that contain undeclared methanol, and is also putting some hand sanitizer manufacturers on import alert. That means that any product those companies try to import into the United States will be stopped and held at the border. The government is also working with these hand sanitizer manufacturers to recall products and is encouraging retailers to remove recalled products from store shelves. The FDA first became aware of this problem in June 2020 and issued warnings to consumers at that time. Another warning was issued earlier this month about "an increasing number of adverse events, including blindness, cardiac effects, effects on the central nervous system, and hospitalizations and death, primarily … [Read more...]

4e Brands Expands Recall of Blumen Hand Sanitizer, Others For Methanol

4e Brands North America of San Antonio, Texas,  is voluntarily recalling all lots of Blumen Hand Sanitizer, Assured Hand Sanitizer, and Modesa Hand Sanitizer for undeclared methanol, or wood alcohol. Wood alcohol can cause serious problems because it is absorbed through the skin and can lead to headache, nausea, vomiting, and blurred vision. Anyone who drinks products containing methanol can suffer from permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, and death. Children may accidentally ingest this product, and some people use ethanol as a substitute for alcoholic beverages. The press release did not state that no adverse events have been reported. You can see the long list of products at the FDA web site. All of these products were produced in Mexico. … [Read more...]

MXL Comercial Hand Sanitizer Gel Recalled For Undeclared Methanol

Resource Recovery & Trading LLC is voluntarily recalling all of the lots of MXL Comercial Hand Sanitizer manufactured by MXL Comercial SA de CV because it contains methanol, or wood alcohol, and sub potency ethyl alcohol. Wood alcohol is toxic when absorbed through the skin and can cause symptoms ranging from headache, vomiting, and blurred vision. And if the alcohol in a hand sanitizer is sub potent, it will not be effective against pathogens. No reports of adverse events have been reported to the company to date in connection with this recalled product. Drinking this product can lead to permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, and death. Young children may accidentally ingest hand sanitizers. And some people use them as an alcohol … [Read more...]

Shine and Clean Hand Sanitizer Gel Recalled For Undeclared Methanol

Maquiladora Miniara SA de CV is voluntarily recalling Shine and Clean Hand Sanitizer because it contains methanol, or wood alcohol, that is not declared on the label. Wood alcohol can be absorbed through the skin and can cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, and blurred vision. Ingesting methanol can cause blindness, seizures, coma, damage to the nervous system, or death. There have been no reports of adverse events related to this recall reported to the company to date. The product is marketed as a topical hand sanitizer. But some people drink products made with alcohol as a substitute for alcoholic beverages. In addition, children may accidentally ingest these products. The Shine and Clean Hand Sanitizer Gel is packaged in 1000 ml bottles and in 1 gallon containers. You can see the … [Read more...]

Real Clean Hand Sanitizers Recalled For Potential Methanol

Real Clean Distribuciones SA de CV is voluntarily recalling four hand sanitizer products because they contain methanol, or wood alcohol, that is not declared on the label. Methanol exposure, even through the skin, can cause nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, blindness, and damage to the nervous system. Ingesting methanol can lead to seizures, coma, and death. There have been no reports of any adverse reactions received by the company to date. The recalled products include Scent Theory Keep Clean Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol, sold in 16.9 ounce size, Keep It Clean Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol sold in 16.9 ounce bottles, Born Basic Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol sold in 16.9 ounce packages, in 34 ounce packages, and 9.5 ounce packages, and Lux Eoi Hand Sanitizing Gel sold in … [Read more...]

FDA Expands Recalls of Hand Sanitizers That Contain Methanol

The FDA has expanded recalls of some brands of hand sanitizers that may contain methanol, or wood alcohol, that is toxic and can be absorbed through the skin. The sanitizers are labeled as made with ethyl alcohol, but contain methanol. Methanol can be life-threatening if ingested. Children may accidentally drink it, and some adults use it as a substitute for alcohol. The FDA knows of some cases of children and adults suffering blindness, who were hospitalized, and who died after drinking hand sanitizers. Symptoms of substantial methanol exposure can cause nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, or death. Properly made hand sanitizers are a substitute for hand-washing, but they must contain at least 60% … [Read more...]

Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Undeclared Methanol

LIQ-E S.A. de C.V. is voluntarily recalling all lots and all bottle sizes of the Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer because it may contain methanol, or wood alcohol, that is not declared on the label. Methanol is toxic or deadly if ingested, and it can be absorbed through the skin and cause health problems. Substantial methanol exposure can cause nausea, vomiting, headache, and blurred vision. Serious health adverse effects of exposure to this chemical can include permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, and death. Young children who accidentally drink these products and people who consume it as an alcohol substitute are most at risk. There have been no reports of adverse events related to these recalled products. Each product contains a lot number … [Read more...]

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