Update: 75 Hand Sanitizers Have Been Recalled by the FDA

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The FDA advised consumers not to use hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskibiochem SA de CV in Mexico originally a few weeks ago due to a  potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol). This can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.

The list is now up to 75 Hand Sanitizers!

Hand Sanitizers Included & Details

The list is very large and is well organized on the FDA website. I’d suggest taking a look and making sure you’re not using any that are recalled.

The FDA tested Lavar Gel and CleanCare no Germ and they contained up to 81% methanol

Methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, nervous system damage or death.

What to Do If You’ve Been Exposed

Consumers who have been exposed to hand sanitizer containing methanol should seek immediate treatment, which is critical for potential reversal of toxic effects of methanol poisoning.

Important – Product Not off the Shelves Yet

On June 17, 2020, FDA contacted Eskbiochem to recommend the company remove its hand sanitizer products from the market due to the risks associated with methanol poisoning. To date, the company has not taken action to remove these potentially dangerous products from the market. Therefore, FDA recommends consumers stop using these hand sanitizers and dispose of them immediately in appropriate hazardous waste containers.

You can read more about the original warning here and about the new warning here

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