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Hand sanitizer recall expanded, again, now at more than 250 varieties

What began in June of 2020 as a recall of 9 hand sanitizers, has been expanded once again by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The number of hand sanitizer varieties recalled now totals 255. The recall is related to high levels of methanol found in the sanitizers.

If you’ve utilized any of the recalled hand sanitizers, you could be exposing yourself to dangerous levels of methanol, leading to methanol poisoning. The symptoms of methanol poisoning include but are not limited to: blurred vision, headaches, nausea, and vomiting. In some cases, permanent blindness, seizures, a coma, permanent nervous system damage, and even death are possible outcomes of methanol poisoning.

If this latest hand sanitizer recall post scares you, there is some good news. The old school method of washing your hands with soap and warm water still works just fine! The FDA recommends washing your hands for 20 seconds with warm water and soap. You should do so after eating, going to the bathroom, coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.

There are too many recalled sanitizers to list on this post, however by visiting the link below you can view the list in its entirety.

To read the full post from Newsweek and see the list of recalled hand sanitizers, follow this link: