Posted August 4, 2020

Two More Companies Recall Potentially Toxic Hand Sanitizers

Between July 30 and 31, 2020, two more companies recalled hand sanitizers because they may contain methanol, which is toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested:

Albek de Mexico S.A. de C.V. recalled all of its hand sanitizer products, which were distributed nationwide. They can be identified by the following information:
  • Product: Nuuxsan Instant Hand Sanitizer. NDCs: 72758-005-02, 72758-001-08. Package: 8oz plastic bottles, UPC: 713620000175
  • Product: Modesa Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers and Aloe Vera. NDC: 72758-011-23. Package: 8oz plastic bottles, UPC: 32251380426. Lot #: 1931104AL
  • Product: Assured Hand Sanitizer Vitamin E and Aloe. NDC: 72758-010-23. Package: 8oz plastic bottles, UPC: 639277928597. Lot #: 1931101AL
  • Product: Assured Hand Sanitizer Aloe Vera. NDC: 72758-009-23. Package: 8oz plastic bottles, UPC: 639277928610. Lot #: 1931102AL
  • Product: Next Hand Sanitizer. NDC: 50066-605-08. Package: 8oz plastic bottles, UPC: 650240053573
Consumers who have these products should immediately stop using them and return them to the place of purchase.

Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 62% With vitamin E (LABORATORIOS JALOMA S.A. de C.V.) was distributed nationwide and can be identified by the following information:
  • Size: 16.9oz, NDC: 65055-600-02. UPC: 59684 51503 3. Lot #s and expiration dates: 0005295 - Exp: April, 2022, 0006373 - Exp: May, 2022
  • Size: 4oz. NDC: 65055-600-01. UPC: 7 59684 51502 6. Lot #s and expiration dates: 0005412 - Exp: April, 2022, 0007134 - Exp: May, 2022, 0007834 - Exp: May, 2022, 0009239 - Exp: June, 2022
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.

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