FDA Expands List of Hand Sanitizers That May Contain Toxic Ingredient

RADIO.COM Staff
July 12, 2020 - 11:45 am
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    The Food and Drug Administration expanded a list of hand sanitizers it’s urging people to avoid over the risk they contain the toxic, and potentially deadly, ingredient methanol.

    The hand sanitizers—59 varieties in all—were made in Mexico, according to an updated list on the FDA website. Check here for more information about the FDA warning. (See the list of products below)

    The agency said adults and children have had adverse reactions, including blindness, hospitalizations and death, from ingesting hand sanitizers with methanol.

    “Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested,” the FDA said.

    “Methanol is not an acceptable active ingredient for hand sanitizers and must not be used due to its toxic effects,” the agency added, saying it was continuing to investigate hand sanitizers to recall.

    The FDA warned anyone who has been exposed to methanol to seek immediate treatment to reverse the toxic effects.

    Here's the list of products:

    • 4E Global's Blumen Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer with 70% Alcohol
    • 4E Global's Blumen Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear Ethyl Alcohol 70%
    • 4E Global's BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear
    • 4E Global's KLAR AND DANVER Instant Hand Sanitizer (labeled with Greenbrier International Inc.)
    • 4E Global's MODESA Instant Hand Sanitizer Moisturizers and Vitamin E
    • 4E Global's BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer
    • 4E Global's BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe
    • 4E Global's BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender
    • 4E Global's BLUMEN Clear LEAR Advanced Hand Sanitizer
    • 4E Global's BLUEMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer
    • 4E Global's The Honeykeeper Hand Sanitizer
    • 4E Global's BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Clear
    • 4E Global's BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer• 4E Global's BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe
    • 4E Global's BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender
    • 4E Global's BLUMEN Aloe Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 70 Alcohol
    • 4E Global's Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Lavender, with 70% alcohol
    • 4E Global's Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe, with 70% alcohol
    • 4E Global's Blumen Antibacterial Fresh Citrus Hand Sanitizer
    • 4E Global's Blumen Hand Sanitizer Fresh Citrus• 4E Global's KLAR and DANVER INSTANT HAND SANTIZER
    • 4E Global's Hello Kitty by Sanrio Hand Sanitizer
    • 4E Global's Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Vitamin E and Aloe)
    • 4E Global's Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Aloe and Moisturizers)
    • 4E Global's Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Vitamin E and Aloe
    • 4E Global's Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe and Moisturizers
    • 4E Global's BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer Fragrance Free
    • 4E Global's BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe Vera
    • 4E Global's Assured Aloe
    • AAA Cosmetica's bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer
    • AAA Cosmetica's LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 4 oz
    • AAA Cosmetica's LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 16 oz
    • AAA Cosmetica's QualitaMed Hand Sanitizer
    • DDI Multinacional's Earths Amenities Instant Unscented Hand Sanitizer with Aloe Vera Advanced
    • DDI Multinacional's Hand Sanitizer Agavespa Skincare
    • DDI Multinacional's Vidanos Easy Cleaning Rentals Hand Sanitizer Agavespa Skincare
    • Eskbiochem's All-Clean Hand Sanitizer
    • Eskbiochem's Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer
    • Eskbiochem's Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer
    • Eskbiochem's The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer
    • Eskbiochem's CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol
    • Eskbiochem's CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol
    • Eskbiochem's CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol
    • Eskbiochem's Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer
    • Grupo Insoma's Hand sanitizer Gel Unscented 70% Alcohol
    • Limpo Quimicos' Andy’s Best
    • Limpo Quimicos' Andy’s
    • Limpo Quimicos' Gelclor
    • Limpo Quimicos' NeoNatural
    • Limpo Quimicos' Plus Advanced
    • Liqesa Exportacion or Liq-E-S.A.'s Optimus Lubricants Instant Hand Sanitizer
    • Maquiladora Miniara's Shine and Clean Hand Sanitizer
    • Maquiladora Miniara's Selecto Hand Sanitizer
    • Mystic International's Mystic Shield Protection hand sanitizer
    • Soluciones Cosmeticas’ Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance Free
    • Soluciones Cosmeticas’ Antiseptic Alcohol 70% Topical Solution hand sanitizer
    • Soluciones Cosmeticas’ Hand sanitizer (labeled with Wet Look Janitorial and Gardening Corp.)
    • Tropicosmeticos' Britz Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 70%
    • Yara Elena De La Garza Perez Nieto's DAESI hand sanitizer

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