(WAND) - The Federal Food and Drug Administration has recalled nine hand sanitizers.
The sanitizers were manufactured by Eskbiochem in Mexico. The recall is due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.
The follow products have been recalled:
- 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 found that 81 percent of methanol was found in Lavar Gel, CleanCare No Germ Lavar Gel and 28 percent was found in CleanCare No Germ. Methanol is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers and should not be used due to its toxic effects.
Anyone who has used these products should seek immediate treatment.
Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk, young children who accidentally ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk for methanol poisoning, the FDA said.
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