Even more hand sanitizers are being recalled: Here’s a list of brands the FDA says should be avoided
The US Food and Drug Administration continues to quickly announce hand sanitizers that could be potentially harmful because they contain methanol, also known as wood alcohol.
Today the FDA added more than two dozen brands from 4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) and announced an announcement from ITECH 361 recalling thousands of bottles of All Clean Hand Sanitizer, Moisturizer and Disinfectant.
In June, the FDA recalled nine brands, all manufactured in Mexico by Eskbiochem SA de CV.
Earlier this week the FDA added more brands to this list and today the list was updated again.
The problem, according to the FDA, is that “there has been a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products labeled as ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) that have 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 ITECH 361 recall affects 18,940 bottles of All Clean hand sanitizer sold in 1 liter bottles with the UPC code 628055370130. It was distributed to wholesalers and retailers nationwide. For more information about this callback, please contact Corina Enriquez at 888-405-4442, weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MDT, or email [email protected]
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 of the entire FDA announcement and listing.
Here is a list of the previously recalled hand sanitizers:
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
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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