The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned against using nine hand sanitizers manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico.
The products possibly contain methanol, or wood alcohol, a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested, the FDA said in an advisory posted Friday.
“Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death,” says the recall warning.
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The following hand sanitizers are affected by the recall:
- 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)
The FDA advises people to stop using the hand sanitizers immediately and to dispose of them in hazardous waste containers. These products should not be poured down the drain.
Consult a healthcare professional if you have used these products and have health concerns.
Visit the Food and Drug Administration website for more information.