Hand Sanitizer Brands Found to Contain Methanol
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has has found the presence of Methanol in hand sanitizers manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico. Methanol is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers and can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.
FDA has identified the following products manufactured by Eskbiochem:
All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01)
Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-01)
CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-008-04)
Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-006-01)
The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-010-10)
CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-005-03)
CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-009-01)
CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-003-01)
Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-001-01)
Anyone who has been exposed to hand sanitizer containing methanol should seek immediate treatment, which is critical for potential reversal of toxic effects of methanol poisoning.
The FDA contacted Eskbiochem on June 17, 2020 to recommend the company remove its hand sanitizer products from the market, however the company has not taken action to remove these potentially dangerous products from the market.
If your agency is using any of these hand sanitizer brands, please dispose of them immediately in appropriate hazardous waste containers. Do not flush or pour these products down the drain.
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Tonya Lawrence, MBA
Provider Network Manager