October 24, 2021

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...]

bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Undeclared Methanol

AAA Cosmética, S.A. de C.V. is voluntarily recalling all lots of bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer currently in distribution throughout the United States because it may contain methanol, or wood alcohol, that is toxic and not declared on the label. Anyone who uses this product on their hands can suffer nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, blurred vision, and headache. Drinking this product, either as an alcohol substitute or accidental ingestion can lead to permanent blindness, seizures, coma, damage to the nervous system, or death. No adverse reactions or complaints have been reported to the company to date in association with this recalled product. The recalled product is bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer and it is sold in 480 ml plastic bottles. You can see the long list of lot … [Read more...]

Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance Free Recalled For Methanol

Soluciones Cosméticas is voluntarily recalling all lots of Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance Free because it may contain methanol, or wood alcohol, that can be toxic when applied to the skin. Methanol exposure can result in vomiting, nausea, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, coma, seiners, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Anyone using these products on their hands are at risk. In addition, any children who may accidentally drink these products are in extreme danger. The recalled product is Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance Free and is sold in 16.9 ounce plastic clear bottles with blue tops at the retail, or consumer, level. The UPC number on the product is 816822026667. The lot numbers for this hand sanitizer range from 0106K01 to 0148K01. The hand … [Read more...]

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