FDA recalls additional hand sanitizers, over 75 products now on the list
The Food and Drug Administration has updated the list of recalled sanitizers and it now includes over 75 products.Posted — Updated
The Food and Drug Administration has updated the list of recalled sanitizers and it now includes over 75 products.
The recalled products indicate on the packages that they contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but they have tested positive for methanol contamination.
The FDA began warning consumers about the hand sanitizers made with methanol in late June and again updated the list with additional recalled products on July 2 and July 8, 2020. The newest updates to the list include products added on July 10, 14, 15 and 21, 2020.
"Consumers who have been exposed to hand sanitizer containing methanol and are experiencing symptoms should seek immediate treatment for potential reversal of toxic effects of methanol poisoning. Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk for methanol poisoning, young children who accidently ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk.," shared the FDA.
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