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.