FDA Advises Against Hand Sanitizer with Methanol
FDA advises consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol). This substance can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested. FDA has identified the following products manufactured by Eskbiochem:
- All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01)
- Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-01)
- CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-008-04)
- Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-006-01)
- The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-010-10)
- CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-005-03)
- CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-009-01)
- CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-003-01)
- Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-001-01)
During COVID-19, it is important to wash your hands consistently and use hand sanitizer as often as you can. In late June, the FDA released an article warning against Eskbiochem hand sanitizers because they have the presence of methanol. At Nickel City Innovations, we carry Safetec of America, Inc's Hand Sanitizer, which is formulated with an enriched moisturizing agent to condition and preserve skin's health while preventing the spread of germ causing illnesses and infections. Containing 66.5% ethyl alcohol, the formula kills 99.9% of widespread germs and is scented with a pleasant fresh fragrance. Safetec's Hand Sanitizer meets OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 1910.1030 and CDC handwashing recommendations in the absence of soap and water. It is available in convenient pump dispensers and flip-top dispenser bottles.
UPDATE (July 15th)
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 … but that have tested positive for methanol contamination,” the agency wrote in a post this month, along with a list at the bottom of the hand sanitizers that were either recalled or voluntarily recalled.
The new additions bring the number of dangerous hand sanitizer products from nine to 59.
The link below will take you to the updated list by the FDA.
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