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Forty-Six More Hand Sanitizers May Contain Toxic Ingredient, Ten More Recalled

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(Date Posted: 7/14/2020)

Between July 6 and 10, 2020, the FDA announced that forty-six more hand sanitizers may contain methanol, which is toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.

The FDA first warned consumers about this issue on June 19, when it identified nine hand sanitizers manufactured by Eskbiochem that may contain methanol. Eskbiochem recalled the potentially-affected products the next week.

The FDA has recommended a recall of the forty-six new hand sanitizers that contain methanol. These products can be identified by the following companies, products, and national drug codes (NDCs):

Company: AAA Cosmetica
  • Product: bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer. NDC: 76987-402-01
  • Product: LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 4 oz. NDC: 76987-120-01
  • Product: LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 16 oz. NDC: 76987-402-02
  • Product: QualitaMed Hand Sanitizer. NDC: 76987-250-01

Company: 4E Global, SAPI de CV
  • Product: Blumen Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer with 70% Alcohol
  • Product: Blumen Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear Ethyl Alcohol 70%
  • Product: BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear. NDCs: 60599-015-00, 60599-015-01, 60599-015-02
  • Product: KLAR AND DANVER Instant Hand Sanitizer (labeled with Greenbrier International Inc.). NDC: 33992-8010-1
  • Product: MODESA Instant Hand Sanitizer Moisturizers and Vitamin E. NDC: 60599-007-33
  • Product: BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer. NDCs: 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
  • Product: BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe. NDCs: 60599-013-00, 60599-013-01, 60599-014-00
  • Product: BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender. NDC: 60599-016-00
  • Product: BLUMEN Clear LEAR Advanced Hand Sanitizer. NDCs: 60599-017-00, 60599-017-01, 60599-018-00, 60599-018-01
  • Product: BLUEMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer. NDCs: 60599-018-02, 60599-018-03, 60599-018-04, 60599-018-05, 60599-018-06, 60599-018-07, 60599-018-08, 60599-019-00
  • Product: The Honeykeeper Hand Sanitizer. NDCs: 60599-020-00, 60599-020-01
  • Product: BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Clear. NDC: 60599-024-00
  • Product: BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer. NDC: 60599-025-00
  • Product: BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe. NDC: 60599-026-00
  • Product: BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender NDC: 60599-027-00
  • Product: BLUMEN Aloe Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 70 Alcohol. NDCs: 60599-028-00, 60599-029-00
  • Product: Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Lavender, with 70% alcohol. NDC: 60599-046-00
  • Product: Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe, with 70% alcohol. NDC: 60599-047-00
  • Product: Blumen Antibacterial Fresh Citrus Hand Sanitizer. NDC: 60599-501-01
  • Product: Blumen Hand Sanitizer Fresh Citrus. NDC: 60599-502-01
  • Product: KLAR and DANVER INSTANT HAND SANTIZER. NDC: 60599-801-00
  • Product: Hello Kitty by Sanrio Hand Sanitizer. NDC: 60599-802-00
  • Product: Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Vitamin E and Aloe). NDC: 60599-850-00
  • Product: Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Aloe and Moisturizers). NDC: 60599-851-00
  • Product: Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Vitamin E and Aloe. NDC: 60599-852-00
  • Product: Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe and Moisturizers. NDC: 60599-853-00
  • Product: BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer Fragrance Free. NDC: 60599-854-00
  • Product: BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe Vera. NDC: 60599-855-00
  • Product: Assured Aloe. NDC: 60599-999-10

Company: DDI Multinacional SA de CV
  • Product: Earths Amenities Instant Unscented Hand Sanitizer with Aloe Vera Advanced. NDCs: 74949-002-20, 74949-002-25, 74949-002-49, 74949-002-60
  • Product: Hand Sanitizer Agavespa Skincare. NDC: 77415-000-00
  • Product: Vidanos Easy Cleaning Rentals Hand Sanitizer Agavespa Skincare. NDC: 77056-000-01

Company: Limpo Quimicos SA de CV
  • Product: Andy's Best. NDCs: 73755-120-01, 73755-120-02, 73755-120-04
  • Product: Andy's. NDCs: 73755-110-01, 73755-130-02
  • Product: Gelclor. NDC: 73755-140-01
  • Product: NeoNatural. NDCs: 73755-200-01, 73755-200-02
  • Product: Plus Advanced. NDC: 73755-300-01

Company: Liqesa Exportacion or Liq-E-S.A. de CV
  • Product: Optimus Lubricants Instant Hand Sanitizer. NDCs: 775416-004-01, 75416-005-01

Company: Maquiladora Miniara, SA de CV
  • Product: Shine and Clean Hand Sanitizer. NDCs: 76753-001-01, 76753-001-02, 76753-001-03
  • Product: Selecto Hand Sanitizer. NDC: 76753-002-01

Company: Soluciones Cosmeticas SA de CV
  • Product: Hand sanitizer (labeled with Wet Look Janitorial and Gardening Corp.). NDCs: 79095-000-01, 79095-001-01, 79095-002-01, 79095-003-01, 79095-004-01, 79095-005-01, 79095-006-01

Company: Yara Elena De La Garza Perez Nieto
  • Product: DAESI hand sanitizer. NDC: 77268-001-01

On July 11, 4e Brands North America recalled ten bottle sizes of hand sanitizer that are mentioned above. The products are packaged in clear plastic bottles and can be identified by the following:
  • Product: BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear. NDC: 60599-015-00. UPC: 814266023747. Lot #: 2213, 2219, 2220, 2221, 2223, 2225, 2252, 2255, 2226, 2227, 2254, 2467, 2244, 2247, 2229, 2845, 2847, 2212, 2217, 2222, 2250, 2249, 2463, 2465, 2676, 2678, 2846, 2216, 2228, 2399, 2464, 2466, 2684, 2246, 2259, 2675, 2683, 2218, 2245, 2231, 2258, 2202, 2215, 2224, 2441, 2251, 2230, 2681, 2256, 2257, 2679, 2682
  • Product: BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer. NDC: 60599-012-04. UPC: 814266023624. Lot #: 2369, 2440, 2368, 2499, 2439, 2576, 2680, 2744, 2498, 2968, 2497
  • Product: BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer. NDC: 60599-012-08. UPC: 814266023693. Lot #: 2833, 2748, 2844, 2838, 2775, 2750, 2837, 2839, 2836, 2786, 2905, 2897, 2898, 2907, 2896, 2899, 2906, 2908, 2997, 2372, 2894, 2895, 2374, 2373, 2909
  • Product: BLUMEN Clear LEAR Advanced Hand Sanitizer. NDC: 660599-017-00. UPC: 814266023914. Lot #: 2910, 2753
  • Product: BLUMEN Clear LEAR Advanced Hand Sanitizer. NDC: 60599-018-01. UPC: 814266023716. Lot #: 2234, 2571, 2383
  • Product: BLUMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer. NDC: 60599-018-02. UPC: 814266023624. Lot #: 2743, 2507, 2459, 2543, 2797, 2799, 2461, 2542, 2800, 2802, 2601, 2361, 2546, 2371, 2544, 2462, 2573, 2574, 2670, 2671, 2787, 2891, 2998, 2140, 2265, 2804, 2889, 2438, 2400, 2401, 2382, 2504, 3007, 2128, 2131, 2266, 2365, 2458, 2460, 2773, 2512, 2296, 2133, 2352, 2364, 2457, 2545, 2883, 2969, 2268, 2243, 2878, 2363, 2134
  • Product: BLUMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer. NDC: 60599-018-04. UPC: 814266023096. Lot #: 2263, 2362, 2367, 2780, 2269, 2264, 2741, 2749, 2366, 2745, 2778, 2188, 2293, 2294, 2132, 2135, 2669, 2501, 2673, 2505, 2885, 2788, 2877, 2879, 2187, 2130, 2261, 2262, 2600, 2500, 2509, 2515, 2752, 2876, 2351, 2295, 2297, 2575, 2834, 2514, 2890, 2129, 2136, 2832, 2506, 2508, 2892, 2911, 2742, 2502, 2503, 2831, 2779, 2511, 2835, 2740, 2776, 2513, 2785, 2516, 2267
  • Product: BLUMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer. NDC: 60599-018-06. UPC: 814266023686. Lot #: 2887, 2888, 2672, 2746, 2510, 2886, 2884, 2602, 2747, 2830, 2777, 2518, 2774, 2801, 2781, 2798, 2784, 2805
  • Product: BLUMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer. NDC: 60599-018-07. UPC: 814266023594. Lot #: 2360, 2370, 2531, 2567, 2141, 2967, 2843, 2880, 2253
  • Product: BLUMEN Aloe Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 70 Alcohol. NDC: 60599-028-00. UPC: 814266023587. Lot #: 2369, 2440, 2368

Methanol, sometimes called wood alcohol, is poisonous. Methanol exposure through the skin or by ingestion can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. The agency warned that consumers who have been exposed to hand sanitizer containing methanol to "seek immediate treatment, which is critical for potential reversal of toxic effects of methanol poisoning." 

All individuals who have affected hand sanitizer should immediately stop using it. Consumers have been previously advised that hand sanitizers containing methanol should be disposed of in hazardous waste containers and that the products should not be flushed or poured down the drain. The FDA is aware of adults and children ingesting hand sanitizer products contaminated with methanol that has led to recent adverse events including blindness, hospitalizations and death.

Methanol is a different form of alcohol than ethyl alcohol. Hand sanitizer containing at least 60% ethyl alcohol is recommended by the CDC for disinfecting hands when soap and water are not available, and is generally considered safe when used as directed. See the CDC's website for more information about using hand sanitizer.

See related warnings:

Nine Hand Sanitizers May Contain Toxic Ingredient That Can Cause Serious Illness or Death

Hand Sanitizer That May Contain Toxic Ingredient is Recalled

FDA Warns Five More Hand Sanitizers May Contain Toxic Ingredient

All Clean Hand Sanitizer Recalled

For more information, use the link below.

FDA Updates on Hand Sanitizers with Methanol



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