The FDA have recalled dozens of hand sanitizers  many widely available through Walmart and other national retailers because they contain dangerous and potentially deadly levels of wood alcohol. Hand sanitizer demand has skyrocketed during the pandemic as Americans were urged to wash their hands often to guard against the coronavirus. That has sparked a rush of new brands onto the market. But since June, the Food and Drug Administration has identified at least 77 products  including two this week  that consumers should avoid. Many of the products’ labels say they contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but FDA tests show that they contain methanol, or wood alcohol.

Methanol can be toxic when absorbed through the skin, the agency said in an advisory, and can cause blindness. It can be lethal if ingested.ecause the products are mislabeled, consumers would not be able to tell which hand sanitizers actually contain methanol. The FDA keeps a running tally of the recalled products on its website. The recalled products are manufactured by various companies, all in Mexico, and have been carried by such retailers as BJ’s Wholesale Club, Costco and Walmart. The FDA included several types of Blumen brand hand sanitizer on the recall list and said an import alert was attached to them earlier this month to prevent them from entering the country. FDA advises consumers not to use hand sanitizers from these companies, or products with these names or NDC numbers.

 

FDA Updates on Hand Sanitizers with Methanol | FDA
Company Date added to table Product(s)
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 Blumen Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer with 70% Alcohol
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 Blumen Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear Ethyl Alcohol 70%
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 KLAR AND DANVER Instant Hand Sanitizer (labeled with Greenbrier International Inc.)
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 MODESA Instant Hand Sanitizer Moisturizers and Vitamin E
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 BLUMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 BLUMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 BLUMEN Clear LEAR Advanced Hand Sanitizer
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 BLUMEN Clear LEAR Advanced Hand Sanitizer
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 The Honeykeeper Hand Sanitizer
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Clear
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 BLUMEN Aloe Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 70 Alcohol
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 BLUMEN Aloe Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 70 Alcohol
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Lavender, with 70% alcohol
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe, with 70% alcohol
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 Blumen Antibacterial Fresh Citrus Hand Sanitizer
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 Blumen Hand Sanitizer Fresh Citrus
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 KLAR and DANVER Instant Hand Sanitizer
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 Hello Kitty by Sanrio Hand Sanitizer by 4E Brands North America, LLC
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Vitamin E and Aloe)
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Aloe and Moisturizers)
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Vitamin E and Aloe
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe and Moisturizers
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer Fragrance Free
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe Vera
4E Global, SAPI de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 Assured Aloe
AAA Cosmetica (Mexico) 07/06/2020 bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer
AAA Cosmetica (Mexico) 07/06/2020 LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 4 oz
AAA Cosmetica (Mexico) 07/06/2020 LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 16 oz
AAA Cosmetica (Mexico) 07/06/2020 QualitaMed Hand Sanitizer
Company Date added to table Product(s)
DDI Multinacional SA de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 Earths Amenities Instant Unscented Hand Sanitizer with Aloe Vera Advanced
DDI Multinacional SA de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 Hand Sanitizer Agavespa Skincare
DDI Multinacional SA de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 Vidanos Easy Cleaning Rentals Hand Sanitizer Agavespa Skincare
Eskbiochem SA de CV (Mexico) *07/02/2020 All-Clean Hand Sanitizer
Eskbiochem SA de CV (Mexico) *07/02/2020 Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer
Eskbiochem SA de CV (Mexico) *07/02/2020 Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer
Eskbiochem SA de CV (Mexico) *07/02/2020 The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer
Eskbiochem SA de CV (Mexico) *07/02/2020 CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol
Eskbiochem SA de CV (Mexico) *07/02/2020 CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol
Eskbiochem SA de CV (Mexico) *07/02/2020 CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol
Eskbiochem SA de CV (Mexico) *07/02/2020 Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer
Grupo Insoma, S.A.P.I de CV (Mexico) 07/02/2020 Hand sanitizer Gel Unscented 70% Alcohol
Limpo Quimicos SA de CV  (Mexico) 07/08/2020 Andy’s Best
Limpo Quimicos SA de CV  (Mexico) 07/08/2020 Andy’s
Limpo Quimicos SA de CV  (Mexico) 07/08/2020 Gelclor
Limpo Quimicos SA de CV  (Mexico) 07/08/2020 NeoNatural
Limpo Quimicos SA de CV  (Mexico) 07/08/2020 Plus Advanced
Liqesa Exportacion or Liq-E-S.A. de CV (Mexico) 07/08/2020 Optimus Lubricants Instant Hand Sanitizer
Liqesa Exportacion or Liq-E-S.A. de CV (Mexico) 7/21/2020 Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer
Liqesa Exportacion or Liq-E-S.A. de CV (Mexico) 7/21/2020 Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer
Maquiladora Miniara, SA de CV (Mexico) 07/10/2020 Shine and Clean Hand Sanitizer
Maquiladora Miniara, SA de CV (Mexico) 07/10/2020 Selecto Hand Sanitizer
MXL Comercial SA de CV (Mexico) 07/15/2020 Hand Sanitizer Disinfectant Gel 70% Ethyl Alcohol (labeled with Resource Recovery & Trading LLC)
MXL Comercial SA de CV (Mexico) 07/15/2020 Hand Sanitizer Disinfectant Gel 70% Ethyl Alcohol Rinse Free Hand Rub (labeled with Resource Recovery & Trading LLC)
Mystic International SA de CV (Mexico) 07/02/2020 Mystic Shield Protection hand sanitizer
Real Clean Distribuciones SA de CV (Mexico) 07/14/2020 Born Basic. Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer
Real Clean Distribuciones SA de CV (Mexico) 07/14/2020 Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer
Real Clean Distribuciones SA de CV (Mexico) 07/14/2020 Scent Theory – Keep It Clean – Pure Clean Anti-bacterial Hand Sanitizer
Real Clean Distribuciones SA de CV (Mexico) 07/14/2020 Cavalry
Real Clean Distribuciones SA de CV (Mexico) 07/14/2020 ENLIVEN Hand Sanitizing Gel
Real Clean Distribuciones SA de CV (Mexico) 07/14/2020 Lux Eoi Hand Sanitizing Gel
Real Clean Distribuciones SA de CV (Mexico) 07/14/2020 Keep It Clean
Real Clean Distribuciones SA de CV (Mexico) 07/14/2020 Hand Sanitizer
Soluciones Cosmeticas SA de CV (Mexico) 07/02/2020 Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance Free
Soluciones Cosmeticas SA de CV (Mexico) 07/02/2020 Antiseptic Alcohol 70% Topical Solution hand sanitizer
Soluciones Cosmeticas SA de CV (Mexico) 07/10/2020 Hand sanitizer (labeled with Wet Look Janitorial and Gardening Corp.)
Tropicosmeticos SA de CV (Mexico) 07/02/2020 Britz Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 70%
Yara Elena De La Garza Perez Nieto (Mexico) 07/10/2020 DAESI hand sanitizer

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