FDA: List of Methanol Contaminated Hand Sanitizers Grows

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FDA: List of Methanol Contaminated Hand Sanitizers Grows

Update: 9/11/20

More hand sanitizers and gels added to growing list. 1-Propanol now listed as another toxic contaminate along with methanol. List also now includes product made in the USA and China. FDA’s list.

1-propanol symptoms:

  • damage to central nervous system
  • confusion
  • loss of consciousness
  • slowed pulse
  • difficulty breathing

Methanol is dangerous when absorbed and can cause:

  • nausea,
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • blurred vision
  • permanent blindness
  • seizures
  • coma
  • permanent damage to the nervous system
  • death.

Sadly people are ingesting the hand sanitizers thinking they contain ethanol and are dying. NO hand sanitizer should be ingested!

Update: 7/15/20

FDA’s full List of hand sanitizers with potential methanol contamination.

  • 4E Brands North America
  • All Clean Hand Sanitizer
  • Moisturizer and Disinfectant by ITECH 361
  • Mystic Shield Protection Topical Solution by Transliquid Technologies

Hand sanitizers made by Eskbiochem Sa de CV in Mexico, contain a substance known as “wood alcohol”, or methanol. It can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.

These products are manufactured by Eskbiochem:

  • All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01)
  • Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-01)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-008-04)
  • Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-006-01)
  • The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-010-10)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-005-03)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-009-01)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-003-01)
  • Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-001-01)

Saniderm Products and UVT – have since agreed to recall Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer packaged in 1-liter plastic bottles and labeled with “Made in Mexico” and “Produced by: Eskbiochem SA de CV.”

  • The UVT hand sanitizer is labeled with lot number 0530 and an expiration date of 04/2022.

The Saniderm Products hand sanitizer is labeled with lot number 53131626 and “Manufactured on April/1/20.”

Exposure to Methanol

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

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.

FDA is aware of reports of adverse events associated with hand sanitizer products.

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