The FDA issues additional recalls on methanol containing hand sanitizers

July 13, 2020 - A. Bitters

The FDA issues additional recalls on methanol containing hand sanitizers

The Food and Drug Administration has issued an update on hand sanitizers containing methanol.  The FDA has indicated that there has been an increase in the number of hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol but have tested positive for methanol contamination.  Methanol can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and should not be used in hand sanitizer. You can access the full list of identified products and read the entire alert at the FDA website.

 

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.