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FDA Issues More Sanitizer Recalls Over Methanol Content

Weekly, we identify FDA announcements that pertain to infectious disease care. This week, FDA continued an investigation of undeclared wood alcohol contents in hand sanitizer.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regularly posts updates on recalls, outbreak investigations, and related regulatory activities.

Weekly, we identify which of those announcements pertain specifically to infectious disease care.

This week, FDA continued an investigation of undeclared wood alcohol contents in hand sanitizer.

Below are official FDA postings on the matter.

AAA Cosmética, S.A. de C.V. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all Lots Within Expiry of bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer 480 mL Due to the Potential Presence of Undeclared Methanol (Wood Alcohol)

AAA Cosmética, S.A. de C.V. is voluntarily recalling all lots of bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer currently in US distribution, packaged in 480 mL bottles, to the consumer level. The products are being recalled due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol).

Risk Statement: Substantial methanol exposure could result in nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, severe abdominal pain, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, or death. Persons using these products on their hands may be at risk; however young children who accidently ingest them and adolescents and adults who drink these products are most at risk for methanol poisoning. To date, AAA Cosmética has not received any complaints or adverse event reports related to this recall.

Read the full recall statement.

Soluciones Cosméticas Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Due to the Potential Presence of Undeclared Methanol (Wood Alcohol)

Soluciones Cosméticas is voluntarily recalling all lots of Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance Free sold in 16.9 ounce bottles to the consumer level. The products are being recalled due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol).

Read the full recall statement.

4e Brands North America Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Hand Sanitizer Due to Potential Presence of Undeclared Methanol (Wood Alcohol)

San Antonio, Texas, 4e Brands North America is voluntarily recalling ten (10) bottle sizes of Hand Sanitizers to the consumer level. The products are being recalled due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol).

Read the full recall statement.