Posted July 28, 2020

Four More Companies Recall Hand Sanitizers

Between July 9 and 27, 2020, four more companies recalled hand sanitizers because they may contain methanol, which is toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested:

Shine and Clean Hand Sanitizer (Maquiladora Miniara S.A. de C.V.) was distributed nationwide to retail stores. It is packaged in 1000 ml bottles and 1-gallon containers and can be identified by the following lot numbers:
  • F200829088, F200829095, F200829107, D202728743, D202528742, D202428733, D202728743, D2028753, D202528742, D202428733, D202028689, D201828660, D202428734, E200128784, E200418795, D202428734, D202828689, D201828660, E201628912, E201628913, E201628911, E201528902, E201528903, E201628910, E201628918, E201628914, E201628915, E201628916, E201628917, E202328969, E202428975, E202528981, E202128947, E201728918, E201728919, E201428876, E201828894, E201828920, E201428876, E201128850, E201328859, E200628817, E200828826, E200928840, D202128699, D202428700
Consumers who have these products should immediately stop using them and return them to the place of purchase.

Born Basic ANTI-BAC HAND SANITIZER, Scent Theory KEEP CLEAN Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer, Scent Theory KEEP IT CLEAN Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer, and Lux Eoi Hand Sanitizing Gel (Real Clean Distribuciones SA de CV) can be identified by the following information:
  • Product: Scent Theory Keep Clean Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol. Size: 16.9oz. Lot #s: 1633220, 1733220, 1833220, 1933220, 2033220, 2133220, 2233220, 2333220, 2433220, 2533220, 2633220, 2733220, 2833220, 2933220, 3033220, 3133220, 3233220, 3333220, 3433220, 3533220, 3633220, 3733220, 3833220, 3933220, 4033220, 4133220
  • Product: Keep it Clean Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol. Size: 16.9oz. Lot #s: 0133220, 0233220, 0333220, 0433220, 0533220, 0633220, 0733220, 0833220, 0933220, 1033220 1133220, 1233220, 1333220, 1433220, 1533220
  • Product: Born Basic Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol. Size: 16.9oz. Lot #s: 0833420, 0933420, 1033420, 1133420, 1233420, 1333420, 1433420, 1533420, 1633420, 1733420, 1833420, 1933420, 2033420, 2133420, 2233420, 2333420, 2433420, 2533420, 2633420, 2733420, 2833420, 2933420
  • Product: Born Basic Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol. Size: 34oz. Lot #s: 0133420, 0233420, 0333420, 0433420, 0533420, 0633420
  • Product: Born Basic Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol. Size: 9.5oz. Lot #s: 0133720, 0233720
  • Product: Lux Eoi Hand Sanitizing Gel. Size: 16.9oz. Lot #s: 0133920, 0233920, 0333920
Consumers who have these products should immediately stop using them and return them to the place of purchase.

4e Brands recalled all of its hand sanitizer products after recalling some of its products two weeks ago. The newly recalled products can be identified by the following information:
  • Product: ASSURED ALOE HAND SANITIZER. Sizes: 8oz, 10oz. UPC code: 639277490704
  • Product: ASSURED CLEAR HAND SANITIZER. Size: 8oz, 10oz. UPC code: 639277490698
  • Products: BLUMEN ADVANCED HAND SANITIZER, BLUMEN ADVANCED CLEAR HAND SANITIZER. Size: 7.5oz. UPC code: 639277490704
  • Product: BLUMEN ADVANCED HAND SANITIZER. Size: 15.2oz. UPC code: 814266023921
  • Product: BLUMEN ADVANCED CLEAR HAND SANITIZER. Size: 17oz. UPC code: 814266024096
  • Product: BLUMEN CLEAR HAND SANITIZER. Size: 18oz. UPC code: 814266023914
  • Product: BLUMEN CLEAR TEA TREE HAND SANITIZER. Size: 18oz. UPC code: 814266024089
  • Products: BLUMEN ADVANCED HAND SANITIZER, BLUMEN ADVANCED CLEAR HAND SANITIZER, BLUMEN ADVANCED CLEAR HAND SANITIZER. Size: 33.8oz. UPC code: 814266023693
  • Product: BLUMEN ADVANCED CLEAR TEA TREE HAND SANITIZER. Size: 33.8oz. UPC code: 814266023747
  • Product: BLUMEN ADVANCED CLEAR HAND SANITIZER. Size: 70oz. UPC code: 814266023679
  • Product: BLUMEN ADVANCED CLEAR HAND SANITIZER. Size: 1.05 gal. UPC code: 814266023686
  • Product: ASSURED ALOE HAND SANITIZER. Size: 33.8oz. UPC code: 032251499357
Consumers who have these products should immediately stop using them and return them to the place of purchase.

HAND SANITIZER 70% Ethyl Alcohol Disinfectant Gel and HAND SANITIZER Non-sterile Solution 70% Topical Solution (Resource Recovery & Trading, LLC) were distributed in Alabama and Georgia. HAND SANITIZER 70% Ethyl Alcohol Disinfectant Gel is packaged in 6.7oz bottles with the UPC code 650240026020, and HAND SANITIZER Non-sterile Solution 70% Topical Solution is packaged in 5.28-gal plastic containers with the UPC code 37710600013. Consumers who have these products should immediately stop using them and return them to the place of purchase.

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." 

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 of Five More Hand Sanitizers That May Contain Toxic Ingredient

All Clean Hand Sanitizer Recalled

Seller of Hand Sanitizer "Alternative" Warned for Coronavirus Claims

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

Two More Hand Sanitizers That May Contain Toxic Ingredient Recalled

Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer Recalled

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