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Health & Fit FDA's list of hand sanitizers to avoid grows again with more than 100 identified that may contain methanol

13:06  02 august  2020
13:06  02 august  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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  FDA Recommends Not Using These Nine Hand Sanitizers Considered Toxic The hand sanitizers are manufactured in Mexico, and the FDA says they are made with wood alcohol, and can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or digested. The FDA stated on its website that the sanitizer manufactured in Eskbiochem SA de CV contains the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol).

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FDA ' s list of hand sanitizers to avoid grows again with more than 100 identified that may contain methanol . The FDA is warning against using methanol -based hand sanitizers and experts told Newsweek the product poses an increased risk to children and adults who ingest it as an alcohol

The Food and Drug Administration's list of hand sanitizers to avoid because they may contain methanol continues to grow.

As of Saturday, the FDA's "do-not-use list of dangerous hand sanitizer products" now includes 101 varieties of hand sanitizer that should be avoided – some that have already been recalled and other products being recommended for recalls – as they may contain methanol, a potentially fatal ingredient.

FDA issues warning against hand sanitizers with methanol

  FDA issues warning against hand sanitizers with methanol The US Food and Drug Administration has added five hand sanitizers to its list of products that have tested positive for a toxic chemical. © Shutterstock The FDA has discovered additional hand sanitizers with methanol. These additional hand sanitizer products tested positive for methanol, which is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through skin or ingested.The FDA's discovery comes just two weeks after the agency advised consumers not to use nine hand sanitizers manufactured by the Mexican company Eskbiochem SA, because samples had tested positive for methanol.

The FDA expanded its alert about hand sanitizers containing methanol , a potentially toxic substance. FDA warns of dozens more hand sanitizers to avoid , growing list to 75. In recent weeks, the Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) has identified 87 products that contain methanol .

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Methanol is a toxic substance when absorbed through skin or ingested.

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"FDA continues to find issues with certain hand sanitizer products. FDA test results show certain hand sanitizers have concerningly low levels of ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol, which are active ingredients in hand sanitizer products," the federal agency said. "The agency urges consumers not to use these subpotent products and has expanded its list to include subpotent hand sanitizers, in addition to hand sanitizers that are or may be contaminated with methanol."

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  Your Hand Sanitizers Could Be Toxic, Warns the FDA There are a number of hand sanitizers that are actually toxic, and when absorbed through your skin or ingested could seriously harm your health. © Provided by Eat This, Not That! The riskiest thing a person can touch for COVID-19 Toxic When Absorbed Through SkinThe FDA added five hand sanitizers to its list of products that have tested positive for a toxic chemical, methanol.

The Food and Drug Administration has released an ongoing list of store-bought hand sanitizer brands that consumers should avoid because they have tested positive for containing a potentially deadly chemical called methanol , or wood alcohol.

The FDA ' s traceback investigation is ongoing but has identified Thomson International, Inc. of Bakersfield, CA as a likely source of potentially contaminated red onions. FDA ' s list of hand sanitizers to avoid grows again with more than 100 identified that may contain methanol .

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In a warning July 27, the FDA says it is "urging consumers not to use any hand sanitizer products from the particular manufacturers on the list even if the product or particular lot number are not listed since some manufacturers are recalling only certain – but not all – of their hand sanitizer products."

The agency says that in most cases, methanol does not appear on the product label but that it is "not an acceptable ingredient in any drug, including hand sanitizer, even if methanol is listed as an ingredient on the product label."

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The FDA said it has taken steps to prevent the products from entering the country by placing them on an import alert. Most of the products appear to have been produced in Mexico and, according to the alert, should be avoided because they pose a health risk.

Toxic hand sanitizers recalled for methanol

  Toxic hand sanitizers recalled for methanol Recalls on All Clean Hand Sanitizer and Mystic Shield Protection are due to the presence of methanol, or wood alcohol.ITECH 361 is recalling almost 19,000 bottles of All Clean Hand Sanitizer, Moisturizer and Disinfectant, with UPC Code 628055370130 and sold in one liter bottles, because of the potential presence of methanol. The product was sold nationally to both wholesale distributors and to retailers.

It contains hydrating aloe vera and a blend of essential oils to leave hands soft and healthy, and to mask that unsavory alcohol scent that most hand sanitizers have. FDA ' s list of hand sanitizers to avoid grows again with more than 100 identified that may contain methanol .

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“We remain extremely concerned about the potential serious risks of alcohol-based hand sanitizers containing methanol,"  FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn said in a statement. "Producing, importing and distributing toxic hand sanitizers poses a serious threat to the public and will not be tolerated.”

In June, the FDA warned consumers not to use nine kinds of hand sanitizers because they may contain methanol, and added to the list in early July and further expanded the list multiple times in July.

Methanol is used industrially as a solvent, pesticide and alternative fuel source, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Exposure to it can cause nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system and death.

The FDA says it has seen an increase in number of "adverse events, including blindness, cardiac effects, effects on the central nervous system, and hospitalizations and death, primarily reported to poison control centers and state departments of health."

FDA warns against using two dozen hand sanitizers that could contain toxic wood alcohol

  FDA warns against using two dozen hand sanitizers that could contain toxic wood alcohol The Food and Drug Administration has added more hand sanitizers to its growing list of products that contain wood alcohol, which is toxic if absorbed through the skin. © Shutterstock More than two dozen various hand sanitizers sold by the Mexico-based company 4E Global -- many carrying the Blumen label -- contain high levels of methanol, or wood alcohol, and have been recommended for recall. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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Avoid these hand sanitizers that may contain methanol

The FDA is advising consumers not to use the following hand sanitizers because tests found them to contain methanol or they were "purportedly made at the same facility as products in which FDA has tested and confirmed methanol contamination." The FDA also says to avoid sanitizers from the manufacturers.

Find more information, including the product code where available, on the FDA website.

  • Eskbiochem's All-Clean Hand Sanitizer
  • Eskbiochem's Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer
  • Eskbiochem's Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer
  • Eskbiochem's The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer
  • Eskbiochem's CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol
  • Eskbiochem's CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% 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
  • Mystic International's Mystic Shield Protection hand sanitizer
  • Cosmeticas' Antiseptic Alcohol 70% Topical Solution hand sanitizer
  • Cosmeticas' Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance Free
  • Tropicosmeticos' Be Safe Hand Sanitizer
  • Tropicosmeticos' Wave Hand Sanitizer Gel
  • Tropicosmeticos' Cleaner Hand Sanitizer Rinse Free 70%
  • Tropicosmeticos' Handzer Hand Sanitizer Rinse Free
  • Tropicosmeticos' Urbane Bath and Body Hand Sanitizer
  • Tropicosmeticos' Britz Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 70%
  • Tropicosmeticos' Parabola Hand Sanitizer
  • Tropicosmeticos' Kleanz Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Advanced
  • AAA Cosmetica's bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer
  • AAA Cosmetica's QualitaMed Hand Sanitizer
  • AAA Cosmetica's LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 4 oz
  • AAA Cosmetica's LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 16 oz
  • 4E Global's Blumen Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear Ethyl Alcohol 70%
  • 4E Global's Blumen Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer with 70% Alcohol
  • 4E Global's BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • 4E Global's BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • 4E Global's BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe
  • 4E Global's Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe, with 70% alcohol
  • 4E Global's BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Clear
  • 4E Global's Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Lavender, with 70% alcohol
  • 4E Global's BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear
  • 4E Global's BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear
  • 4E Global's BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender
  • 4E Global's BLUMEN Aloe Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 70 Alcohol
  • 4E Global's BLUMEN Aloe Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 70 Alcohol
  • 4E Global's Blumen Antibacterial Fresh Citrus Hand Sanitizer
  • 4E Global's BLUMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • 4E Global's BLUMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • 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 Clear LEAR Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • 4E Global's BLUMEN Clear LEAR Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • 4E Global's Blumen Hand Sanitizer Fresh Citrus
  • 4E Global's BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe Vera
  • 4E Global's BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer Fragrance Free
  • 4E Global's Hello Kitty Hand Sanitizer
  • 4E Global's The Honeykeeper Hand Sanitizer
  • 4E Global's Assured 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 Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Vitamin E and Aloe
  • 4E Global's KLAR and DANVER Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • 4E Global's KLAR AND DANVER Instant Hand Sanitizer (labeled with Greenbrier International Inc.)
  • 4E Global's MODESA Instant Hand Sanitizer Moisturizers and Vitamin E
  • 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
  • Limpo Quimicos' Andy's
  • Limpo Quimicos' Andy's Best
  • Limpo Quimicos' NeoNatural
  • Limpo Quimicos' Plus Advanced
  • Liqesa Exportacion or Liq-E's Optimus Lubricants Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Maquiladora Miniara's Selecto Hand Sanitizer
  • Maquiladora Miniara's Shine and Clean Hand Sanitizer
  • Cosmeticas' Hand Sanitizer Gel Alcohol 70%
  • Yara Elena De La Garza Perez Nieto's   DAESI Hand Sanitizer
  • Real Clean Distribuciones' Cavalry
  • Real Clean Distribuciones' ENLIVEN Hand Sanitizing Gel
  • Real Clean Distribuciones' Lux Eoi Hand Sanitizing Gel
  • Real Clean Distribuciones' Born Basic Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer 65% Alcohol
  • Real Clean Distribuciones' Born Basic Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer 70% alcohol
  • Real Clean Distribuciones' Scent Theory - Keep It Clean - Pure Clean Anti-bacterial Hand Sanitizer
  • Real Clean Distribuciones' Scent Theory - Keep It Clean - Pure Clean Anti-bacterial Hand Sanitizer
  • MXL Comercial's Hand Sanitizer Disinfectant Gel 70% Ethyl Alcohol
  • MXL Comercial's Hand Sanitizer Disinfectant Gel 70% Ethyl Alcohol Rinse Free Hand Rub
  • Liqesa Exportacion or Liq-E's Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Liqesa Exportacion or Liq-E's Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Broncolin's Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol
  • Broncolin's Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol
  • Broncolin's Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer 70%  Alcohol
  • Laboratorios Jaloma's Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 62% with Vitamin E
  • Leiper's Fork Distillery Bulk Disinfectant per 5 gallon
  • Leiper's Fork Distillery 16-ounce bottle
  • Healthy Foods & Nutrition Lab de Mexico's Medicare Alcohol Antiseptic Topical Solution
  • Incredible Products' GelBact Hand Sanitizer
  • Incredible Products' Hand Sanitizer
  • Incredible Products' TriCleanz
  • JG Atlas Comercios' Sayab Antisepctic Hand Sanitizer 100
  • Tritanium Labs USA's TriCleanz Tritanium Labs Hand Sanitizer
  • Albek de Mexico's NEXT Hand Sanitizer
  • Albek de Mexico's Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer with 70% Alcohol extra soft with glycerin and aloe
  • Albek de Mexico's NuuxSan Instant Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer
  • Albek de Mexico's NuuxSan Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Albek de Mexico's Assured Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Aloe and Moisturizers
  • Albek de Mexico's Assured Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Vitamin E and Aloe
  • Albek de Mexico's Modesa Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers and Aloe Vera
  • Albek de Mexico's Modesa Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers and Vitamin E

Recalled hand sanitizers

The following products have been recalled as of Aug. 1:

The FDA just updated its list of hand sanitizers you should avoid to include products that contain the deadly chemical methanol

  The FDA just updated its list of hand sanitizers you should avoid to include products that contain the deadly chemical methanol According to the FDA, methanol has been reported to cause blindness, hospitalization, and even death when absorbed through the skin or ingested.  "Methanol is not an acceptable active ingredient for hand sanitizer and must not be used due to its toxic effects," the FDA wrote in a report on its website. "FDA's investigation of methanol in certain hand sanitizers is ongoingVisit Insider's homepage for more stories.The Food and Drug Administration updated its growing list of hand sanitizers to avoid on Friday, adding five products based in Mexico that contain the dangerous chemical methanol.

  • ITECH 361's All Clean Hand Sanitizer, Moisturizer and Disinfectant: UPC code 628055370130.
  • Transliquid Technologies' Mystic Shield Protection hand sanitizer: NDC numbers include 75477-435-02, 75477-435-10, 75477-435-12, 75477-435-25, 75477-435-50 and 75477-534-10.
  • Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer, 1-liter bottles: Two distributors. The UVT hand sanitizer is labeled with lot number 0530 and an expiration date of 04/2022 and the Saniderm Products hand sanitizer is labeled with lot number 53131626 and “Manufactured on April/1/20.”
  • 4e Brands North America's Blumen brand is "voluntarily recalling all lots of Hand Sanitizer brands to the consumer level." This is an expansion of an earlier recall.
  • Real Clean Distribuciones is voluntarily recalling all lots it manufactured within expiry of the following brand names of hand sanitizers: "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."
  • LIQ-E S.A. de C.V. is voluntarily recalling all lots and all bottle sizes of "The OPTIMUS Instant Hand Sanitizer" manufactured between April 27 and May 8.
  • Resource Recovery & Trading LLC is "voluntarily recalling all the lots manufactured by MXL Comercial S.A. de C.V." with the following information: “Hand Sanitizer 70% Ethyl Alcohol Disinfectant Gel, packaged in 6.7 FL Oz. (200 ml) bottles, UPC 650240026020 and Hand Sanitizer Non-sterile Solution 70% Topical Solution, packaged in 20L (5.28 Gal) liter plastic containers, UPC 37710600013 to the consumer level.”
  • Broncolin is "voluntarily recalling all lots of Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol to the consumer level." The hand sanitizer comes in four different sizes, according to the recall notice.
  • Albek de Mexico is "voluntarily recalling all lots and all brands of hand sanitizer currently in US distribution to the consumer level."

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Overusing Hand Sanitizers With Methanol Could Have Deadly Consequences .
The sanitizers pose an increased risk to children and adults who ingest them as an alcohol substitute.The Food and Drug Administration warns people not to use more than 90 different hand sanitizers because tests revealed they contain methanol. Methanol is not an "acceptable ingredient" in any drug, the FDA said, and can be toxic to the point of causing death.

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