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FDA Warning Against More Hand Sanitizers

4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Posted on Jul 16, 2020, 11 a.m.

In a recent update the FDA is warning that they are seeing a steep increase in the amount of hand sanitizer products that have been testing positive for methanol contamination, which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin and life threatening if ingested. 

The FDA’s warning listing of such products has been expanded to 69 entries, some of which are sold at Costco and Walmart as well as online. Also be cautious of any brands that claim they are “FDA-approved” as it is not the same thing as being FDA registered and no hand sanitizers are approved by the FDA. It may be best to look for USDA Certified Organic products that are FDA registered. 

“All Americans should practice good hand hygiene, which includes using alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available. Unfortunately, there are some companies taking advantage of the increased usage of hand sanitizer during the coronavirus pandemic and putting lives at risk by selling products with dangerous and unacceptable ingredients. Consumers and health care providers should not use methanol-containing hand sanitizers,” said FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn, M.D. “The FDA remains committed to working with manufacturers, compounders, state boards of pharmacy and the public to increase the safe supply of alcohol-based hand sanitizers. This includes staying vigilant and continuing to take action when quality issues with hand sanitizers arise.”

  • BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (*NDC: 60599-015-00, 60599-015-01, 60599-015-02)
  • Blumen Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer with 70% Alcohol, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (No NDC listed)
  • Blumen Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear Ethyl Alcohol 70%, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (No NDC listed)
  • KLAR AND DANVER Instant Hand Sanitizer (labeled with Greenbrier International Inc.), manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 33992-8010-1)
  • MODESA Instant Hand Sanitizer Moisturizers and Vitamin E, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-007-33)
  • BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-012-00, 60599-012-01, 60599-012-02, 60599-012-03, 60599-012-04, 60599-012-05, 60599-012-06, 60599-012-07, 60599-012-08, 60599-012-10)
  • BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-013-00, 60599-013-01, 60599-014-00)
  • BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-016-00)
  • BLUMEN Clear LEAR Advanced Hand Sanitizer, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-017-00, 60599-017-01, 60599-018-00, 60599-018-01)
  • BLUEMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-018-02, 60599-018-03, 60599-018-04, 60599-018-05, 60599-018-06, 60599-018-07, 60599-018-08, 60599-019-00)
  • The Honeykeeper Hand Sanitizer, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-020-00, 60599-020-01)
  • BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Clear, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-024-00)
  • BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-025-00)
  • BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-026-00)
  • BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-027-00)
  • BLUMEN Aloe Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 70 Alcohol, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-028-00, 60599-029-00)
  • Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Lavender, with 70% alcohol, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-046-00)
  • Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe, with 70% alcohol, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-047-00)
  • Blumen Antibacterial Fresh Citrus Hand Sanitizer, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-501-01)
  • Blumen Hand Sanitizer Fresh Citrus, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-502-01)
  • KLAR and DANVER INSTANT HAND SANITIZER, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-801-00)
  • Hello Kitty by Sanrio Hand Sanitizer, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-802-00)
  • Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Vitamin E and Aloe), manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-850-00)
  • Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Aloe and Moisturizers), manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-851-00)
  • Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Vitamin E and Aloe, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-852-00)
  • Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe and Moisturizers, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-853-00)
  • BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer Fragrance Free, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-854-00)
  • BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe Vera, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-855-00)
  • Assured Aloe, manufactured by 4E Global, SAPI de CV (NDC: 60599-999-10)
  • bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer, manufactured by AAA Cosmetica (NDC: 76987-402-01)
  • LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 4 oz, manufactured by AAA Cosmetica (NDC: 76987-120-01)
  • LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 16 oz, manufactured by AAA Cosmetica (NDC: 76987-402-02)
  • QualitaMed Hand Sanitizer, manufactured by AAA Cosmetica (NDC: 76987-250-01)
  • Earths Amenities Instant Unscented Hand Sanitizer with Aloe Vera Advanced, manufactured by DDI Multinacional SA de CV (NDC: 74949-002-20, 74949-002-25, 74949-002-49, 74949-002-60)
  • Hand Sanitizer Agavespa Skincare, manufactured by DDI Multinacional SA de CV (NDC: 77415-000-00)
  • Vidanos Easy Cleaning Rentals Hand Sanitizer Agavespa Skincare, manufactured by DDI Multinacional SA de CV (NDC: 77056-000-01)
  • All-Clean Hand Sanitizer, manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV (NDC: 74589-002-01)
  • Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer, manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV (NDC: 74589-007-01)
  • Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer, manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV (NDC: 74589-006-01)
  • The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer, manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV (NDC: 74589-010-10)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol, manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV (NDC: 74589-005-03)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol, manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV (NDC: 74589-009-01)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol, manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV (NDC: 74589-003-01)
  • Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer, manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV (NDC: 74589-001-01)
  • Hand sanitizer Gel Unscented 70% Alcohol, manufactured by Grupo Insoma, S.A.P.I de CV (NDC: 75744-0200-3, 75744-0200-4, 75744-0201-5, 75744-0202-1, 75744-0250-1, 75744-0250-2, 75744-0500-1, 75744-1000-1, 75744-1000-3, 75744-1001-1)
  • Andy’s Best, manufactured by Limpo Quimicos SA de CV (NDC: 73755-120-01, 73755-120-02, 73755-120-04)
  • Andy’s, manufactured by Limpo Quimicos SA de CV (NDC: 73755-110-01, 73755-130-02)
  • Gelclor, manufactured by Limpo Quimicos SA de CV (NDC: 73755-140-01)
  • NeoNatural, manufactured by Limpo Quimicos SA de CV (NDC: 73755-200-01, 73755-200-02)
  • Plus Advanced, manufactured by Limpo Quimicos SA de CV (NDC: 73755-300-01)
  • Optimus Lubricants Instant Hand Sanitizer, manufactured by Liqesa Exportacion or Liq-E-S.A. de CV (NDC: 75416-004-01, 75416-005-01)
  • Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance Free, manufactured by Soluciones Cosmeticas SA de CV (NDC: 75165-003-02, 75165-004-01, 75165-005-01, 75165-006-01, 75165-008-01, 75165-250-01, 75165-600-01)
  • Antiseptic Alcohol 70% Topical Solution hand sanitizer, manufactured by Soluciones Cosmeticas SA de CV (No NDC listed)
  • Mystic Shield Protection hand sanitizer, manufactured by Transliquid Technologies (NDC: 75477-435-02, 75477-435-10, 75477-435-12, 75477-435-25, 75477-435-50, 75477-534-10)
  • Britz Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 70%, manufactured by Tropicosmeticos SA de CV (NDC: 76676-402-01, 77676-402-02, 77676-402-03, 77676-402-04, 77676-402-05, 77676-402-06, 77676-402-07, 77676-402-08, 77676-402-09, 77676-402-10, 77676-402-11, 77676-402-12, 77676-402-13, 77676-402-14, 77676-402-16, 77676-402-17, 77676-402-18, 77676-402-19, 77676-402-20)
  • DAESI hand sanitizer, manufactured by Yara Elena De La Garza Perez Nieto. (NDC: 77268-001-01)
  • Hand sanitizer (labeled with Wet Look Janitorial and Gardening Corp.), manufactured by Soluciones Cosmeticas Sa de CV. (NDC: 79095-000-01, 79095-001-01, 79095-002-01, 79095-003-01, 79095-004-01, 79095-005-01, 79095-006-01)
  • Shine and Clean Hand Sanitizer, manufactured by Maquiladora Miniara, SA de CV. (NDC: 76753-001-01, 76753-001-02, 76753-001-03)
  • Selecto Hand Sanitizer, manufactured by Maquiladora Miniara, SA de CV. (NDC: 76753-002-01)
  • Born Basic. Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer, manufactured by Real Clean Distribuciones SA de CV. (NDC: 76891-105-11 – 76891-105-20)
  • ANTI-BAC HAND SANITIZER, manufactured by Real Clean Distribuciones SA de CV. (NDC: 76891-104-11 - 76891-104-19, 73389-104-11)
  • SCENT THEORY - KEEP IT CLEAN - PURE CLEAN ANTI-BACTERIAL HAND SANITIZER, manufactured by Real Clean Distribuciones SA de CV. (NDC: 76891-102-11)
  • CAVALRY, manufactured by Real Clean Distribuciones SA de CV. (NDC: 75460-070-01, 75460-070-02, 75460-070-05, 75460-075-38, 75460-080-38)
  • ENLIVEN Hand Sanitizing Gel, manufactured by Real Clean Distribuciones SA de CV. (NDC: 74882-341-01, 74882-341-02, 74882-341-03)
  • Lux Eoi Hand Sanitizing Gel, manufactured by Real Clean Distribuciones SA de CV. (NDC: 74882-007-01, 74882-007-02, 74882-007-03)
  • KEEP IT CLEAN, manufactured by Real Clean Distribuciones SA de CV. (NDC: 73389-102-11)
  • HAND SANITIZER, manufactured by Real Clean Distribuciones SA de CV. (NDC: 73710-102-11)

“The FDA recommends consumers immediately stop using these hand sanitizers and dispose of the bottle in a hazardous waste container, if available, or dispose of as recommended by your local waste management and recycling center. Do not flush or pour these products down the drain or mix with other liquids.”

Hand sanitizer is only recommended when soap and water is not available, and should be followed up with soap and water as soon as possible. It is recommended to wash our hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and when using a hand sanitizer the CDC recommends using an alcohol based one contains at least 60% ethanol. 

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