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Hand Sanitizers recalled for Methanol

In the age of Covid 19, many Americans have become aware of the dangers of methanol in hand sanitizers. Many have learned to review a sanitizer’s ingredients before purchasing the product. What many may not know is that several hand sanitizers have contained toxic methanol which the maker has failed to list in the product’s contents. FDA announced this week that several hand sanitizers have been recalled from the US market for methanol not listed on their labels.

Methanol poisoning can cause blindness and even death, but other unlisted toxic ingredients in some of the recalled products, such as benzene and acetaldehyde, can also cause serious health problems.

Methanol exposure can lead to several maladies including:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • blurred vision
  • permanent blindness
  • seizures
  • coma
  • permanent nervous system damage
  • death

Global Sanitizers recalls Medically Minded Hand Sanitizer

Global Sanitizers has issued a recall for Medically Minded Hand Sanitizer. Global Sanitizers is voluntarily recalling 50 thousand units of Medically Minded hand sanitizers, because FDA analysis has found the product to contain methanol.

Young Children especially at risk

Risk Statement: Substantial methanol exposure can result in coma, seizures, permanent blindness, permanent damage to the central nervous system, or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk, young children who accidently ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk for methanol poisoning. To date, Global Sanitizers said it has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

Consumers, distributors, and retailers who have the recalled hand sanitizers were advised to stop using, distributing and/or selling them, and to return them where they were bought. People with questions regarding the recall are invited to contact the company’s customer support desk at 855-554-8050.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Global Sanitizers by calling 702.323.4402 or e-mail address recall@globalsanitizers.com .

More Hand Sanitizers Recalled

In addition, Dibar Nutricional S. de R.L. De C.V. (Dibar) also issued a hand sanitizer recall this month due to methanol contamination.

Dibar Announcement

The Mexican company Dibar Nutricional S. de R.L. De C.V. (“Dibar”) recalled 27 lots of DIBAR Labs Hand Sanitizer packaged in 8oz and 16 oz. bottles. Dibar also recalled 2 lots of ProtectoRx Hand Sanitizer packaged in 2oz and 16oz bottles. Dibar said, “These products are being recalled after testing conducted by our firm revealed the presence of methanol.”

The company said, “The products can be identified by the label, scent, and lot code provided in the table at the end of this release. These products were distributed nationwide in the USA through S.E.N.D. LLC and its customers. Products labeled as ProtectoRx Hand Sanitizer were distributed in Puerto Rico through PR TRADING LLC and its customers.

Dibar Nutricional S. de R.L. De C.V., has notified its direct distributors by a letter with confirmatory email and asked them to immediately remove the recalled products from commerce. Consumers, distributors and retailers that have the hand sanitizers being recalled should stop using, distributing and/or selling them and return them to their place of purchase.

Dibar said people with questions regarding this recall can call +52 443-314-5369, or email  QA@dibarlabs.com. The company said people should contact their doctor or healthcare provider if they’ve experienced problems that may be related to the product.

Here’s list of hand sanitizers the FDA recommends you avoid:

  • All-Clean Hand Sanitizer
  • Andy’s
  • Andy’s Best
  • Assured Aloe
  • Assured Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Aloe and Moisturizers
  • Assured Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Vitamin E and Aloe
  • Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Aloe and Moisturizers)
  • Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Vitamin E and Aloe)
  • Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe and Moisturizers
  • Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Vitamin E and Aloe
  • Be Safe Hand Sanitizer
  • Bersih Antiseptic Alcohol 70% Topical Solution hand sanitizer
  • Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance Free
  • bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe
  • Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe, with 70% alcohol
  • BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Clear
  • Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Lavender, with 70% alcohol
  • BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear
  • BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear
  • Blumen Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear Ethyl Alcohol 70%
  • BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender
  • BLUMEN Aloe Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 70 Alcohol
  • BLUMEN Aloe Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 70 Alcohol
  • Blumen Antibacterial Fresh Citrus Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • Blumen Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer with 70% Alcohol
  • BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe
  • BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender
  • BLUMEN Clear LEAR Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Clear LEAR Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • Blumen Hand Sanitizer Fresh Citrus
  • BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe Vera
  • BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer Fragrance Free
  • Born Basic. Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer 65% Alcohol
  • Born Basic. Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer 70% alcohol
  • Britz Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 70%
  • Cavalry
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol
  • Cleaner Hand Sanitizer Rinse Free 70%
  • Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer with 70% Alcohol extra soft with glycerin and aloe
  • DAESI Hand Sanitizer
  • Earths Amenities Instant Unscented Hand Sanitizer with Aloe Vera Advanced
  • ENLIVEN Hand Sanitizing Gel
  • Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer
  • GelBact Hand Sanitizer
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hand Sanitizer Agavespa Skincare
  • Hand Sanitizer Disinfectant Gel 70% Ethyl Alcohol
  • Hand Sanitizer Disinfectant Gel 70% Ethyl Alcohol Rinse Free Hand Rub
  • Hand Sanitizer Gel Alcohol 70%
  • Hand sanitizer Gel Unscented 70% Alcohol
  • Handzer Hand Sanitizer Rinse Free
  • Hello Kitty Hand Sanitizer
  • Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol
  • Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol
  • Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol
  • Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 62% with Vitamin E
  • KLAR AND DANVER Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • KLAR and DANVER Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Kleanz Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Advanced
  • Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer
  • Leiper’s Fork Distillery Bulk Disinfectant per 5 gallon and Leiper’s Fork Distillery 16 oz bottle
  • LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 16 oz
  • LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 4 oz
  • Lux Eoi Hand Sanitizing Gel
  • Medicare Alcohol Antiseptic Topical Solution
  • Modesa Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers and Aloe Vera
  • Modesa Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers and Vitamin E
  • MODESA Instant Hand Sanitizer Moisturizers and Vitamin E
  • Mystic Shield Protection hand sanitizer
  • NeoNatural
  • NEXT Hand Sanitizer
  • NuuxSan Instant Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer
  • NuuxSan Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Optimus Lubricants Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Parabola Hand Sanitizer
  • Plus Advanced
  • Purity Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • QualitaMed Hand Sanitizer
  • Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • Sayab Antisepctic Hand Sanitizer 100
  • Scent Theory – Keep It Clean – Pure Clean Anti-bacterial Hand Sanitizer
  • Scent Theory – Keep It Clean – Pure Clean Anti-bacterial Hand Sanitizer
  • Selecto Hand Sanitizer
  • Shine and Clean Hand Sanitizer
  • The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer
  • The Honeykeeper Hand Sanitizer
  • TriCleanz
  • TriCleanz Tritanium Labs Hand Sanitizer
  • Urbane Bath and Body Hand Sanitizer
  • Vidanos Easy Cleaning Rentals Hand Sanitizer Agavespa Skincare
  • Wave Hand Sanitizer Gel
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