The FDA’s list of hazardous hand sanitizers has now grown to over 100

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WASHINGTON (CNN) – The United States Food and Drug Administration has broadened its warning about hand sanitizers to avoid, with the list now exceeding 100.The agency first warned consumers in June of hand sanitizers containing methanol, which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin and potentially fatal if ingested. Several of these products have since been recalled by manufacturers and removed from store shelves.

Now, the FDA is also warning of hand sanitizers that contain insufficient alcohol levels.

“FDA test results show that some hand sanitizers have relatively low levels of ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol, which are active ingredients in hand sanitizer products,” the agency said in its warning updated on July 31.

“The agency urges consumers not to use these underpowered products and has expanded its list to include underpowered hand sanitizers, in addition to hand sanitizers that are or may be contaminated with methanol. ”

Almost all of the hand sanitizers on the FDA’s list were made in Mexico. The agency recommended recalls for most products and also issued import alerts to prevent them from entering the country.

Good hand hygiene is an important part of the response to COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC recommends that people use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water aren’t readily available.

The complete list of hand sanitizers to avoid

Below are all of the hand sanitizers the FDA recommends consumers avoid:

  • Blumen Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer avec 70% d’alcool
  • Blumen Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear Ethyl Alcohol 70%
  • BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear
  • BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear
  • KLAR AND DANVER Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • MODESA Instant Hand Sanitizer Moisturizers & Vitamin E
  • Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe
  • BLUMEN Advanced Instant Lavender Hand Sanitizer
  • Blumen Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • Blumen Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Clear LEAR Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Clear LEAR Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • Honeykeeper hand sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Clear
  • BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Clear Advanced Aloe Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Lavender Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Aloe Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 70 alcohol
  • BLUMEN Aloe Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 70 alcohol
  • Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Lavender, with 70% alcohol
  • Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe, with 70% alcohol
  • Blumen Antibacterial Fresh Citrus Hand Sanitizer
  • Blumen Hand Sanitizer Fresh Citrus
  • KLAR and DANVER instant hand sanitizer
  • Hello Kitty hand sanitizer
  • Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Vitamin E & Aloe)
  • Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Aloe Vera & Moisturizers)
  • Assured Instant Vitamin E Aloe Hand Sanitizer
  • Assured Aloe Instant Hand Sanitizer and Moisturizers
  • BLUMEN instant hand sanitizer fragrance-free
  • BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe Vera
  • Aloe assured
  • AAA Advance organic hand sanitizer
  • LumiSkin Advance 4 oz Hand Sanitizer
  • LumiSkin Advance 16 oz Hand Sanitizer
  • QualitaMed hand disinfectant
  • NEXT Hand sanitizer
  • Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer with 70% extra mild alcohol with glycerin and aloe
  • NuuxSan Instant Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer
  • NuuxSan instant hand sanitizer
  • Instant antiseptic hand sanitizer with aloe vera and moisturizers
  • Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Vitamin E and Aloe
  • Modesa instant antiseptic hand sanitizer with moisturizers and aloe vera
  • Modesa Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers and Vitamin E
  • Herbacil 70% alcohol antiseptic hand sanitizer
  • Herbacil 70% alcohol antiseptic hand sanitizer
  • Herbacil 70% alcohol antiseptic hand sanitizer
  • Earths Convenience Instant Hand Sanitizer with Aloe Vera Advanced
  • Agavespa Skincare Hand Sanitizer
  • Vidanos Easy Cleaning Rentals Agavespa Skincare Hand Sanitizer
  • All-Clean Hand Sanitizer
  • Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer
  • Lavar 70 hand sanitizer gel
  • The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol
  • Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • 70% Alcohol Unscented Hand Sanitizer Gel
  • Medicare Alcohol Antiseptic Topical Solution
  • GelBact hand sanitizer
  • Gel hydroalcoolique
  • TriCleanz
  • Sayab Antisepctic 100 hand sanitizer
  • Jaloma 62% Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol with Vitamin E
  • Leiper’s Fork Distillery Bulk Disinfectant Per 5 Gallon & 16 oz Bottle of Leiper’s Fork Distillery
  • Andy best
  • Andy
  • NeoNatural
  • More advanced
  • Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Optimus Lubricants Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Selecto hand sanitizer
  • Shine and Clean Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfectant hand disinfectant gel 70% ethyl alcohol
  • Hand sanitizer disinfectant gel 70% ethyl alcohol no-rinse hand sanitizer
  • Mystic Shield Protection Hand Sanitizer
  • Born basic. Anti-Bac 70% alcohol hand sanitizer
  • Born basic. Anti-Bac 65% alcohol hand sanitizer
  • Fragrance Theory – Keep It Clean – Pure Clean Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer
  • Cavalry
  • ENLIVEN hand sanitizer gel
  • Lux Eoi hand sanitizer gel
  • Fragrance Theory – Keep It Clean – Pure Clean Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer
  • Bersih Fragrance Free Hand Sanitizer
  • Bersih Antiseptic Alcohol 70% Topical Hand Sanitizer Solution
  • Purity Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • 70% alcohol hand sanitizer
  • TriCleanz Tritanium Labs Hand Sanitizer
  • Britz Hand Sanitizer Ethyl alcohol 70%
  • Parabola hand sanitizer
  • Urbane hand sanitizer for bath and body
  • 70% No-Rinse Disinfectant Hand Cleaner
  • Handzer Hand Sanitizer Rinse Free
  • Kleanz Advanced Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer
  • Be Safe Hand Sanitizer
  • Wave Hand Sanitizer
  • DAESI hand sanitizer

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