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June’s hand sanitizer warnings from the FDA have now reached more than 2 dozen varieties

A little over two weeks ago we wrote about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s release of a list of 9 brands of hand sanitizer to avoid because they may contain methanol, a potentially dangerous ingredient. If ingested, methanol (aka wood alcohol) can be “life threatening”.



Hand Sanitizers Added to Warning List:

Grupo Insoma's Hand Sanitizer Gel Unscented, 70% alcohol

Transliquid Technologies' Mystic Shield Protection Hand Sanitizer

Soluciones Cosmeticas' Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance Free

Soluciones Cosmeticas Antiseptic Alcohol 70% Topical Solution Hand Sanitizer

Tropicosmeticos' Britz Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 70%


A Mexican based company known as 4E Global is the producer of the newest hand sanitizers in question. The previous manufacturer the FDA warned Americans about was Eskbiochem SA. Typically, exposure to methanol can lead to nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, nervous system damage, and as we mentioned above the loss of life. So far according to the FDA and CNN’s story, some states have reported cases of “blindness, hospitalizations and deaths in adults and children after drinking hand sanitizer products tainted with methanol…” The FDA’s list of potentially toxic hand sanitizers now stands at nearly 60.

To read CNN’s post on the new hand sanitizer warnings, click here:

For the full list of hand sanitizers the FDA has issued warnings for, follow this link: