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Rubbing alcohol recalled due to methanol contamination

Soho Fresh 70% Rubbing Alcohol, manufactured by Essaar Inc., has been recalled by Essaar and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration due to methanol contamination. The recalled alcohol was sold in 33.81 oz. clear plastic bottles, with a lot number of 200528303.


Recalled Products:

Soho Fresh 70% Rubbing Alcohol

Lot # 200528303

UPC # 7502268987367


Essaar’s recalled rubbing alcohol was distributed to retailers nationwide. Retailers have been notified so Essaar can accept the defective product. Being exposed to methanol can result in a variety of different medical issues including, nausea, vomiting, headaches, blurred vision, blindness, seizures, coma, as well as permanent damage to the nervous system, and even death. Fortunately, so far no illnesses have been reported.

Customers that purchased the Soho Fresh 70% Rubbing Alcohol should return it to their retailer for a refund, or discard it immediately. The product is not considered safe for use, and if unopened, the package should remain sealed. 

To read the full FDA release on the recall, visit: