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FDA Urges Consumers To Stop Using Hand Sanitizer Products By Eskbiochem

Written by on June 24, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to stop using all hand sanitizers made by Eskbiochem SA de CV. The company is out of Mexico. The FDA found methanol alcohol at 81% in samples they tested from the Lavar 70 Gel brand instead of ethyl alcohol. In its CleanCare NoGerm brand sanitizer there was 28% methanol alcohol. Because methanol is toxic and is not an accepted ingredient the FDA is recalling the hand sanitizers and consumers should stop using immediately.

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If you have any of the products below and have used them you should seek immediate treatment. Exposure to methanol causes toxic poisoning and the sooner you seek treatment the better for reversing the effects.

According to the FDA, exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, or death.

Even though anyone can get methanol poisoning from using the products, younger children are more susceptible. They can accidentally ingest it. People may also drink it thinking its ethanol (an alcohol substitute) and then suffer from methanol poisoning.

The FDA attempted to contact the company but they have not complied with removing the hand sanitizer products from the market. Because of this, they are advising consumers to stop using and discard the product. Do not throw the product in the garbage or pour it down the drain. Because it is toxic you have to discard it in a hazardous waste container.

If you have been using any of the hand sanitizers listed and have had adverse effects make sure you or your health care provider report them.

You can report any adverse events to the FDA by clicking MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting or you can call 1-800-FDA-0178

Here is the list of hand sanitizer’s manufactured by Eskbiochem from the FDA:

  • 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)

The FDA also warns of misleading products like 24-hour protection hand sanitizers that kill germs and COVID-19. They said there is no evidence to support those claims.

Beware when you are buying hand sanitizers and make sure they are alcohol-based and contain 60% ethanol. But most importantly hand washing will do the job. Use warm water and soap to wash your hands after you use the bathroom, also before you eat, when you cough or sneeze, or when you have been in public spaces. Don’t forget the 20-second rule!

We will discuss this recall by the FDA with Personal Injury Attorney Al Parisi on the Watercooler. If you have any questions you can call or text 678-1039. If you call leave your comment or question in the message we will get it on the Wake Up Club.

 

Source: FDA.gov


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