The FDA advises against using 9 different hand sanitizers

June 24, 2020 - A. Bitters

The FDA advises against using 9 different hand sanitizers

The Food and Drug Administration has advised against the use of any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol.   Methanol can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and should not be used in hand sanitizer. The following products have been identified by the FDA as being manufactured by Eskbiochem:

  • All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01)
  • Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-01)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-008-04)
  • Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-006-01)
  • The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-010-10)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-005-03)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-009-01)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-003-01)
  • Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-001-01)

If your department or unit has any of these products stop using them immediately and contact EHS for disposal by submitting a waste pick up request (waste ID number 3811). Do not flush or pour these products down the drain. You can read the entire alert at the FDA website.