September 16, 2021

Yacana Hand Sanitizer Is Being Recalled For Undeclared Methanol

Yacana Hand Sanitizer is being recalled by Grupo Yacana Mexico SAS de CV of Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, because it may contain methanol, or wood alcohol, and sub-potent ethanol. No reports of illness or adverse reactions have been reported to the company to date. The risk statement for this recall is: The use of sub-potent hand sanitizer products can have adverse health consequences related to infections. Ethanol levels below the label claim can result in a lack of efficacy. In addition, methanol has inferior antiseptic properties compared to ethanol. 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 person using these products on their hands are at risk, … [Read more...]

Florance Morris Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Methanol

Grupo Asimex de Mexico SA de CV is voluntarily recalling all lots of FLORANCE MORRIS Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer, 70% Alcohol because it may contain undeclared methanol and may be sub-potent for ethanol content. The recall statement reads "The use of sub-potent hand sanitizer products can have adverse health consequences related to infections. Ethanol levels below the label claim can result in a lack of efficacy. In addition, methanol has inferior antiseptic properties compared to ethanol. 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 person using these products on their hands are at risk, young children who accidently ingest these products and … [Read more...]

SkinGuard24 Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Labeled Methanol

SG24 LLC is voluntarily recalling SkinGuard24 Hand Sanitizer products that are labeled to contain methanol. Methanol is not allowed in hand sanitizer because it is toxic and can be absorbed through the skin. In addition, it can be fatal if ingested. Substantial methanol exposure can cause nausea, vomiting, headache, and blurred vision. If ingested, it can cause permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, and death. Young children who accidentally ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink them as and alcohol substitute are most at risk. There have been no reported adverse side effects related to these recalled products. The recalled products are all SkinGuard24 brand name. They include All Day Hand Sanitizer Plastic bottle with Foam … [Read more...]

Gelbac T Antibacterial Handgel Recalled For Methanol Content

Incredible Products SA DE CV is voluntarily recalling one lot of Gelbac T Antibacterial Handgel because it potentially contains methanol, wood alcohol, that is not permitted in these products. Methanol is toxic and can be absorbed through the skin. If consumed, methanol can and has caused permanent blindness, seizures, coma, and death. Young children and others who drink these products are most at risk. FDA sampling of the product at the port of entry found the undeclared methanol. The recalled product is Gelbac T Antibacterial Handgel that is packaged in 1 liter/33.8 ounce plastic bottles and 125 ml/4.2 ounce plastic bottles. These items were sold at the consumer level. The products are marketed and used as hand sanitizers to help decrease bacteria on the skin when soap and water are … [Read more...]

Command Brands Gel AntiBac Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Methanol

Roque Plast SA de CV is voluntarily recalling Command Brands Gel AntiBac Hand Sanitizer because it may be contaminated with methanol, or wood alcohol, that is not declared on the label. The FDA may have found the ingredient when the hand sanitizer was presented for import in the United States. The final analysis hasn't been received, but the FDA suggested the recall and the company complied. The recalled product is Command Brands Gel AntiBac Instant Hand Sanitizer sold in 8.4 fluid ounce (250 ml) plastic bottles. The UPC number on the label is 8_52239_00689_2. The recalled lot numbers are 200371-12, 200371OH-05, 170420OH-06, and 170420OH-8. The bottle is labeled with red, blue, and yellow stripes with the words Command Brands Gel AntiBac Instant Hand Sanitizer printed in yellow and blue … [Read more...]

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...]

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