FDA Expands Alert on Methanol Hand Sanitizers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has seen a “sharp increase” in hand sanitizer products from Mexico that are contaminated with methanol, which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested. The FDA says it is aware of adults and children who have recently died, been blinded or hospitalized after ingesting hand sanitizer products contaminated with methanol, also known as wood alcohol.

 Hand Sanitizers Subject to New FDA Safety Warning

  • Hand Sanitizer Gel Unscented 70% Alcohol, manufactured by Grupo Insoma, S.A.P.I de CV (*NDC: 75744-0200-3, 75744-0200-4, 75744-0201-5, 75744-0202-1, 75744-0250-1, 75744-0250-2, 75744-0500-1, 75744-1000-1, 75744-1000-3, and 75744-1001-1)
  • Mystic Shield Protection hand sanitizer, manufactured by Transliquid Technologies (NDC: 75477-435-02, 75477-435-10, 75477-435-12, 75477-435-25, 75477-435-50, and 75477-534-10)
  • Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance Free, manufactured by Soluciones Cosmeticas SA de CV (NDC: 75165-003-02, 75165-004-01, 75165-005-01, 75165-006-01, 75165-008-01, 75165-250-01, 75165-600-01)
  • Antiseptic Alcohol 70% Topical Solution hand sanitizer, manufactured by Soluciones Cosmeticas SA de CV (No NDC listed)
  • Britz Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 70%, manufactured by Tropicosmeticos SA de CV (NDC: 76676-402-01 through 77676-402-20)

*National Drug Code (NDC) is a unique identifier assigned to drug products, including hand sanitizers.

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