Even more hand sanitizer can be toxic, the FDA is updating the list of brands to avoid


The list of hand sanitizers to avoid because they could be toxic has grown again.

The US Food and Drug Administration continues Disclose hand sanitisers that could be potentially harmful because they contain methanol, also called wood alcohol. Methanol can be fatal if ingested.

Some have been called back.

The FDA said it had “seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products labeled as ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol or wood alcohol is a substance that can be toxic if absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening if ingested. “

The increase is due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The FDA said it is also aware that adults and children are using hand sanitizer contaminated with methanol, which has recently led to adverse events such as blindness, hospital admissions, and death.

And consumers should be aware that any hand sanitizer that says “FDA Approved” isn’t, “as there are no FDA-approved hand sanitizers”.

The following list of hand sanitizers were made in Mexico and either tested by the FDA and found to contain methanol or made in the same facility. Here is a link to the whole Announcement and list from the FDA.

Most recently added to the list as potentially toxic:

DDI Multinacional SA de CV (Mexico)

Earths Facilities Instant Unscented hand sanitizer with Aloe Vera Advanced

Hand sanitizer Agavespa skin care

Vidanos Easy Cleaning Rentals Hand sanitizer Agavespa Skincare

Limpo Quimicos SA de CV (Mexico)

Andy’s best




Plus Extended

Liqesa Exportacion or Liq-ES.A. CV (Mexico)

Optimus Lubricants Instant hand sanitizer

Maquiladora Miniara, SA de CV (Mexico)

Shiny and clean hand sanitizer

Selecto hand disinfectant

Mystic International SA de CV (Mexico)

Mystic Shield Protection hand sanitizer

Real Clean Distribuciones SA de CV

Born Basic, Anti-Bac hand sanitizer

Anti-Bac hand sanitizer

Fragrance Theory – Keep It Clean – Pure Clean Antibacterial hand sanitizer

Soluciones Cosmeticas SA de CV (Mexico)

Hand sanitizer labeled Wet Look Janitorial and Gardening Corp.

Yara Elena De La Garza Perez Nieto

DAESI hand disinfectant

Previously added to the FDA list:

Manufactured by 4E Global, ASPI de CV (Mexico)

Blumen Clear Advanced hand sanitiser with 70 percent alcohol

Flowers Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear Ethyl Alcohol 70 Percent

Bluemn Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear

Klar and Danver Instant Hand Sanitizer (labeled Greenbrier International Inc.)

Modesa Instant Hand Sanitizer Moisturizers and Vitamin E

Flowers advanced hand sanitizer

Flowers advanced hand sanitizer aloe

Flowers Advanced Hand Sanitizer Lavender

Flowers Clear LEAR Advanced Hand Sanitizer

Flowers Clear Advanced hand sanitizer

The Honeykeeper hand sanitizer

Flowers Advanced Hand Sanitizer Clear

Flowers Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer

Flowers Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender

Flowers Aloe Advanced Hand Sanitizer with 70 Alcohol

Flowers Advanced Hand Sanitizer Lavender, with 70 percent alcohol

Flowers Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe, with 70 percent alcohol

Flowers Antibacterial hand sanitizer Fresh citrus fruits

Flowers hand disinfectant Fresh Citrus

Klar and Danver Instant hand sanitizer

Hello Kitty from Sanrio hand disinfectant

Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Vitamin E and Aloe)

Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Aloe and Moisturizers)

Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Vitamin E and Aloe

Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe and Moisturizers

Flowers Instant Hand Disinfectant Fragrance Free

Flowers instant hand sanitizer aloe vera

Secured aloe

Brands of AAA Cosmetica (Mexico)

Bio aaa Advance hand sanitizer

LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer, 4 oz.

LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer, 16 oz.

QualitaMed hand disinfectant

Trademarks of Eskbiochem SA de CV (Mexico)

All-clear for hand disinfectants

Esk Biochem hand sanitizer

Lavar 70 gel hand sanitizer

The Good Gel Antibacterial gel hand sanitizer

CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80 percent alcohol

CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75 percent alcohol

Saniderm Advanced hand disinfectant

Brand of Grupo Insoma, SAPI de CV (Mexico)

Fragrance-free hand disinfectant gel, 70 percent alcohol

Brands of Soluciones Cosmeticas AA de CV (Mexico)

Bersih hand disinfectant gel, fragrance-free

Antiseptic Alcohol 70 Percent Topical Solution Hand Sanitizer

Transliquid Technologies (Mexico) trademark

Mystic Shield Protection hand sanitizer

Brand of Tropicosmeticos SA de CV (Mexico)

Britz hand sanitiser ethyl alcohol 70 percent


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