FDA Warning on Hand Sanitizers


Voice & Viewpoint Newswire

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that certain hand sanitizers produced in Mexico contain methanol (also known as wood alcohol), a toxic and potentially deadly substance when absorbed through the skin or ingested.

CHECK YOUR HAND SANITIZER – Stop using it immediately if it is manufactured by:

  • 4E Global, SAPI de CV
  • AAA Cosmetica
  • DDI Multinacional SA de CV
  • Eskbiochem SA de CV
  • Grupo Insoma, S.A.P.I de CV
  • Limpo Quimicos SA de CV
  • Liqesa Exportacion or Liq-E-S.A. de CV
  • Maquiladora Miniara, SA de CV
  • Mystic International SA de CV
  • Soluciones Cosmeticas SA de CV
  • Tropicosmeticos SA de CV

Check the FDA’s Methanol Contaminated Products List at www.fda.gov/drugs.

Hand Sanitizer Safety Tips:

  • Avoid products that say “FDA-approved” on the label – there are no hand sanitizers approved by the FDA.
  • Signs and symptoms of methanol poisoning include headache, blurred vision or blindness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, loss of coordination, and decreased alertness. Contact your poison center (1-800-222-1222) for advice.
  • Wash your hands often, or use hand sanitizers that contains at least 60 percent ethanol (ethyl alcohol).

Visit www.coronavirus-sd.com for updated COVID-19 information and guidance, or contact the San Diego County duty phone at (858) 565-5173 or email at LWQDuty.DEH@sdcounty.ca.gov.

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