FDA Adds to List of Toxic Hand Sanitizers, Warns About Use of at Least 80

August 3, 2020
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    The list of hand sanitizers that have been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration is growing.

    The FDA is now warning about the use of more toxic hand sanitizers.

    There are four more hand sanitizers that have been made by La Loma, Tlalnepantla, Mexico, Real Clean Distribuciones SA de CV, which "...is voluntarily recalling all lots it manufactured within expiry of the following brand names of hand sanitizers."

    According to the FDA website, these are the four brands:

    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 to the consumer level.

    The products are being recalled due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol).

    Last month, the list got longer - the FDA warned that there are hand sanitizers that have tested positive for methanol contamination, according to the FDA website.

    There are at least 75 hand sanitizers that are being recalled and are also being sold at national retail locations including Walmart and Costco, according to an NBC story Wednesday.

    "FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested," the FDA website says.

    The FDA website says "Methanol is not an acceptable active ingredient for hand sanitizers and must not be used due to its toxic effects. FDA’s investigation of methanol in certain hand sanitizers is ongoing. The agency will provide additional information as it becomes available."

    In the past, FDA expanded to 59 its list of sanitizers to steer clear of — some of which have already been recalled and some the FDA is recommending be recalled — for containing the potentially fatal substance, also known as wood alcohol.

    "The agency 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," the FDA stated.

    In a statement from the FDA, "substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death."

    These are some of the brands that have been deemed harmful by the FDA.

    4E Global's Blumen Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer with 70% Alcohol
    4E Global's Blumen Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear Ethyl Alcohol 70%
    4E Global's Blumen Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear
    4E Global's Klar and Danver Instant Hand Sanitizer (labeled with Greenbrier International Inc.)
    4E Global's Modesa Instant Hand Sanitizer Moisturizers and Vitamin
    4E Global's Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer
    4E Global's Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe
    4E Global's Blumen Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender
    4E Global's Blumen Clear Lear Advanced Hand Sanitizer
    4E Global's Blumen Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer
    4E Global's The Honeykeeper Hand Sanitizer
    4E Global's Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Clear
    4E Global's Blumen Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer
    4E Global's Blumen Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe
    4E Global's Blumen Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender
    4E Global's Blumen Aloe Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 70 Alcohol
    4E Global's Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Lavender, with 70% alcohol
    4E Global's Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe, with 70% alcohol
    4E Global's Blumen Antibacterial Fresh Citrus Hand Sanitizer
    4E Global's Blumen Hand Sanitizer Fresh Citrus
    4E Global's Klar and Danver Instant Hand Sanitizer
    4E Global's Hello Kitty by Sanrio Hand Sanitizer
    4E Global's Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Vitamin E and Aloe)
    4E Global's Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Aloe and Moisturizers)
    4E Global's Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Vitamin E and Aloe
    4E Global's Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe and Moisturizers
    4E Global's Blumen Instant Hand Sanitizer Fragrance Free
    4E Global's Blumen Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe Vera
    4E Global's Assured Aloe
    AAA Cosmetica's bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer
    AAA Cosmetica's LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 4 oz
    AAA Cosmetica's LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 16 oz
    AAA Cosmetica's QualitaMed Hand Sanitizer
    DDI Multinacional's Earths Amenities Instant Unscented Hand Sanitizer with Aloe Vera Advanced
    DDI Multinacional's Hand Sanitizer Agavespa Skincare
    DDI Multinacional's Vidanos Easy Cleaning Rentals Hand Sanitizer Agavespa Skincare
    Eskbiochem's All-Clean Hand Sanitizer
    Eskbiochem's Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer
    Eskbiochem's Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer
    Eskbiochem's The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer
    Eskbiochem's CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol
    Eskbiochem's CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol
    Eskbiochem's CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol
    Eskbiochem's Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer
    Grupo Insoma's Hand sanitizer Gel Unscented 70% Alcohol
    Limpo Quimicos' Andy's Best
    Limpo Quimicos' Andy's
    Limpo Quimicos' Gelclor
    Limpo Quimicos' NeoNatural
    Limpo Quimicos' Plus Advanced
    Liqesa Exportacion or Liq-E-S.A.'s Optimus Lubricants Instant Hand Sanitizer
    Maquiladora Miniara's Shine and Clean Hand Sanitizer
    Maquiladora Miniara's Selecto Hand Sanitizer
    Mystic International's Mystic Shield Protection hand sanitizer
    Soluciones Cosmeticas' Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance Free
    Soluciones Cosmeticas' Antiseptic Alcohol 70% Topical Solution hand sanitizer
    Soluciones Cosmeticas' Hand sanitizer (labeled with Wet Look Janitorial and Gardening Corp.)
    Tropicosmeticos' Britz Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 70%
    Yara Elena De La Garza Perez Nieto's Daesi hand sanitizer

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