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Posted January 28, 2021

FDA Issues Import Alert on Potentially-Dangerous Hand Sanitizers from Mexico

On January 26, 2021, the FDA announced that all alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico will be placed on a countrywide import alert to limit the flow of potentially dangerous products into the US. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, FDA testing has found many hand sanitizers from Mexico that are labeled to contain ethanol to contain methanol or 1-propanol, which can both be toxic when absorbed through the skin or consumed.

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