FDA just banned toxic hand sanitizer made and distributed in the US – BGR


  • The FDA has banned dozens of brands of hand sanitizers due to the presence of methanol, a toxic substance that can cause a range of health problems when absorbed through the skin.
  • While most of the banned hand sanitizers are made outside of the United States, a hand sanitizer produced and distributed in the United States was recently added to the FDA’s list.
  • Over the past several months, the FDA has identified more than 170 hand sanitizer products to avoid.

While you might be inclined to think that any hand sanitizer you buy in a store is safe to use, the sad fact is that some hand sanitizers have been shown to be toxic and, in some cases, deadly. As we pointed out earlier, the FDA has banned around 170 brands of hand sanitizers in recent months due to the presence of methanol, a toxic substance that can lead to a myriad of serious health complications.

Also known as wood alcohol, methanol can cause seizures, permanent blindness, vomiting, and a range of other symptoms in users. In some tragic cases, it has even resulted in death when ingested by children.

“Consumers who have been exposed to a hand sanitizer containing methanol should seek immediate treatment, which is essential for the potential reversal of the toxic effects of methanol poisoning,” the FDA said in a letter ago. a few months.

“Extensive exposure to methanol can cause nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent nervous system damage or death,” the statement added.

Until now, identifying potentially dangerous brands of hand sanitizers has been fairly easy given that almost all of the offending brands were made in Mexico. Recently, however, the FDA identified a brand of dangerous hand sanitizer that dated back to Florida.

As reported by the Miami Herald, a brand of hand sanitizer made by a Coral Gables company and distributed in Miami contained methanol. The brand was quickly added to the FDA’s ban list, a move that was accompanied by a recall.

AJR Trading has recalled Lot No. 20DF8307 of AAA Advance Organic Hand Sanitizer in 480ml bottles, expiration date April 2022, after the FDA said its tests revealed methanol. Methanol, also known as “wood alcohol,” can be toxic if rubbed into the skin, according to the FDA.

The FDA adds that the company has voluntarily recalled 2,004 units of the product due to the “possible presence of methanol.” It should be noted that the company, to date, has not received any reports from users who have experienced adverse reactions to the product.

The FDA adds:

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact AJR Trading by telephone insertion. 305-302-8416 or by e-mail to [email protected] Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. central time. Consumers should contact their doctor or health care provider if they have experienced any problems which may be related to the intake or use of this drug product.

A partial list of other banned hand sanitizer brands identified by the FDA can be seen below:

  • Protz Real Protection Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer
  • Medical-minded disinfectant gel
  • V-Klean Hand Sanitizer
  • Biokaab Inc. dgreen Advanced Sanitizer sans alcool
  • Open Book Extracts ‘Always Be Clean Hand Sanitizer and Just Hand Sanitizer Packs à usage unique
  • In Good Hands Hand Sanitizer Gel
  • UltraCruz Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer Gel
  • SkinGuard24 All-Day Hand Sanitizer
  • OK Pharmacy Hand Sanitizer
  • Volu-Sol hand sanitizer solution
  • Blumen Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer avec 70% d’alcool
  • Blumen Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear Ethyl Alcohol 70%
  • BLUMEN Advanced Clear Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • KLAR AND DANVER Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • MODESA Instant Hand Sanitizer Moisturizers & Vitamin E
  • Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe
  • BLUMEN Advanced Lavender Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Clear LEAR Advanced 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 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
  • Honeykeeper hand sanitizer
  • Hello Kitty hand sanitizer
  • Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Vitamin E & Aloe)
  • Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Aloe Vera and Moisturizers)
  • Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Vitamine E et Aloe
  • Assured Aloe Instant Hand Sanitizer and Moisturizers
  • BLUMEN Fragrance Free Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe Vera
  • 4E Global SAPI of CV’s Assured Aloe
  • 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 & 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
  • Earths Convenience Unscented Instant Hand Sanitizer with Aloe Vera Advanced
  • Agavespa Skincare Hand Sanitizer
  • Hand sanitizer Vidanos Easy Cleaning Rentals Agavespa Skincare
  • Eskobiochem Clean Hand Sanitizer
  • Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer
  • Lavar 70 hand sanitizer gel
  • The Good Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer Gel
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer (with 75% or 80% alcohol)
  • Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • Grupo Insoma’s disinfectant hand gel fragrance-free 70% alcohol
  • Medicare Topical Alcohol Antiseptic 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 and Leiper 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 hand sanitizer (with 65% or 70% alcohol)
  • 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 and bath disinfectant
  • 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
  • 75% Alcohol Antiseptic Topical Hand Sanitizer Solution
  • M Hand Sanitizer Alcohol antiseptic
  • Jalisco Paper Inc Restaurant Supplies Hand Sanitizer
  • Topical alcohol antiseptic solution for hands 80%
  • BV BYE Virus 99
  • Leafree Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • CleanCare Nogerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • V-KLEAN Hand Sanitizer Gel
  • Derma70 hand sanitizer
  • bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer 480ml Bottles
  • Argent Defense Group hand sanitizer
  • 70-2 Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Gel

The full list of prohibited hand sanitizer brands can be found here.

A lifelong Mac user and avid Apple enthusiast, Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry in general for over 6 years. His writings have been published in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and most recently TUAW. When not writing and analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys watching improv shows in Chicago, playing football and cultivating new addictions to TV shows, the most recent examples being The Walking. Dead and Broad City.


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