Weekly Sanitizer FDA Recall List

The FDA has continued taking various hand sanitizers contaminated with methanol off the market.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has continued recalls of hand sanitizers containing undeclared methanol (also known as wood alcohol), which have proliferated since the start of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

The FDA regularly posts updates on recalls, outbreak investigations, and related regulatory activities like these. Weekly, we identify which of those announcements might be most clinically relevant.

The following are related to the continued investigation of methanol in hand sanitizer products. While exposure to skin is not likely to cause a severe adverse reaction, there are circumstances in which the formulation can be adverse to health.

(Below are excerpts taken from official FDA postings, with links to the full recall statements.)

INCREDIBLE PRODUCTS SA DE CV is voluntarily recalling 1 lot of GELBAC T ANTIBACTERIAL HANDGEL, packaged in 1 liter /33.8 oz plastic bottles and 125ml/4.2 oz plastic bottles of to the consumer level. The products are being recalled due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol). FDA sampling of product at the port of entry to contain undeclared methanol.

Read the recall statement.

Roque Plast S.A. de C.V. is voluntarily recalling lots 200371-12, 200371OH-05, 170420OH-06, 170420OH-8 manufactured by Roque Plast S.A. de C.V. of Command Brands Gel AntiBac Instant Hand Sanitizer to the consumer level. This recall has been initiated due purported potential presence of methanol indicated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when product was presented for import in the United States. Although, final official FDA analysis results and reports have not been received, out to the abundance of caution and as suggested by the FDA, Roque Plast S.A. de C.V. are recalling lots 200371-12, 200371OH-05,170420OH-06,170420OH-8.

Read the recall statement.

LABORATORIOS JALOMA S.A. de C.V. is voluntarily recalling all lots and all bottle sizes of the Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer, Ethyl Alcohol 62% With vitamin E to the consumer level. This recall has been initiated because FDA sampled the 500 mL product and found it to be contaminated with undeclared methanol (wood alcohol). Although the contamination was linked to the 500 mL product, due to the abundance of caution, Jaloma is recalling all lots of all sizes within expiry. The NDCs, lot #s, and expiration dates are listed in the table below.

Read the recall statement.