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Hand sanitizer recall reaches new milestone, 75 sanitizers now recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced over the weekend that a total of 75 hand sanitizers containing methanol have now been recalled. The recalls have left consumers unsure of what products are safe when trying to keep their hands clean. And when nearly 80% of those surveyed “regularly use hand sanitizers (Patch.com), you can see why these recalls are such a big deal. 

According to the FDA, exposure to methanol, also known as wood alcohol, can cause everything from headaches and nausea to a coma and even death. The recalled sanitizers are dangerous in a variety of ways. They can be harmful whether ingested or simply applied to the skin. Those most at risk are of course children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Though, anyone can experience symptoms.

ReportLinker estimates that sales of hand sanitizer products rose 73 percent in March of 2020, amid the first full month of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The recalls have rocked the hand sanitizer industry which saw sales of nearly $3 billion dollars in the United States alone in 2019. 

To read Patch.com’s full post on the recall update, click here: https://bit.ly/303psuC

 

Recalled Hand Sanitizers (as of 7/26/2020:

4E Global's Blumen Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer (70 percent alcohol)

4E Global's Blumen Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear Ethyl Alcohol (70 percent alcohol)

4E Global's Blumen Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear

4E Global's KLAR Instant Hand Sanitizer labeled as Greenbrier International Inc.

4E Global's DANVER Instant Hand Sanitizer labeled as Greenbrier International Inc.

4E Global's Modesa Instant Hand Sanitizer Moisturizers and Vitamin E

4E Global's Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer

4E Global's Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe

4E Global's Blumen Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender

4E Global's Blumen Clear Lear Advanced Hand Sanitizer

4E Global's Blumen Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer

4E Global's The Honeykeeper Hand Sanitizer

4E Global's Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Clear

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 Aloe Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 70 percent alcohol

4E Global's Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Lavender, with 70 percent alcohol

4E Global's Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe, with 70 percent alcohol

4E Global's Blumen Antibacterial Fresh Citrus Hand Sanitizer

4E Global's Blumen Hand Sanitizer Fresh Citrus

4E Global's Klar Instant Hand Sanitizer

4E Global's Danver Instant Hand Sanitizer

4E Global's Hello Kitty by Sanrio Hand Sanitizer

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 Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe and Moisturizers

4E Global's Blumen Instant Hand Sanitizer Fragrance-Free

4E Global's Blumen Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe Vera

4E Global's Assured Aloe

AAA Cosmetica's bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer

AAA Cosmetica's LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer (multiple sizes)

AAA Cosmetica's QualitaMed Hand Sanitizer

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

Eskbiochem's All-Clean Hand Sanitizer

Eskbiochem's Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer

Eskbiochem's Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer

Eskbiochem's The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer

Eskbiochem's CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 80 percent alcohol

Eskbiochem's CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 75 percent alcohol

Eskbiochem's Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer

Grupo Insoma's Hand sanitizer Gel Unscented, with 70 percent alcohol

Limpo Quimicos' Andy's Best

Limpo Quimicos' Andy's

Limpo Quimicos' Gelclor

Limpo Quimicos' NeoNatural

Limpo Quimicos' Plus Advanced

Liqesa Exportacion (Liq-E-S.A.) Optimus Lubricants Instant Hand Sanitizer

Maquiladora Miniara's Shine and Clean Hand Sanitizer

Maquiladora Miniara's Selecto Hand Sanitizer

Mystic International's Mystic Shield Protection Hand Sanitizer

Soluciones Cosmeticas' Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance-Free

Soluciones Cosmeticas' Antiseptic (alcohol 70 percent) Topical Solution hand sanitizer

Soluciones Cosmeticas' Hand Sanitizer labeled as Wet Look Janitorial

Soluciones Cosmeticas' Hand Sanitizer labeled as Gardening Corp.

Tropicosmeticos' Britz Hand Sanitizer (ethyl alcohol 70 percent)

Yara Elena De La Garza Perez Nieto's DAESI hand sanitizer

Real Clean Distribuciones's Born Basic Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer

Real Clean Distribuciones's Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer

Real Clean Distribuciones's Scent Theory Pure Clean Anti-bacterial Hand Sanitizer

Real Clean Distribuciones's Cavalry

Real Clean Distribuciones's Enliven Hand Sanitizing Gel

Real Clean Distribuciones's Lux Eoi Hand Sanitizing Gel

Real Clean Distribuciones's Keep It Clean

Real Clean Distribuciones's Hand Sanitizer

MXL Comercial's Hand Sanitizer Disinfectant Gel, with 70 percent ethyl alcohol

MXL Comercial's Hand Sanitizer Disinfectant Gel (70 percent ethyl alcohol) Rinse Free Hand Rub

Liqesa Exportacion Optimus Lubricants Instant Hand Sanitizer

Scent Theory 'Keep It Clean' Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizer

MXL Comercial / Resource Recovery & Trading Hand Sanitizer Disinfectant Gel (70 percent ethyl alcohol

Eskbiochem 361 All Clean Hand Sanitizer, Moisturizer and Disinfectant

Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer (officially banned from imports on July 15)