November Recalls: Hand Sanitizers

November Recalls: Hand Sanitizers

Hand sanitizer is a product that, as of late, has become commonplace in countless homes and offices. However, these sanitizing products are required to meet certain standards for efficiency and safety. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has compiled an ever-growing list of hand sanitizers that have been deemed potentially unsafe or ineffective. Recently, 10 hand sanitizers have been added to the list, bringing it to a total of 212.

The dangerous ingredient found in these hand sanitizers is methanol. Methanol is used in fuel, solvents, and antifreeze. It is poisonous to humans and a large amount of exposure can lead to nausea, vomiting, headaches, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, comas, other permanent damage to the nervous system, or even death.

Other hand sanitizers are being recalled due to low levels of ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol, the active ingredients in hand sanitizers. Without a proper amount of these ingredients, the hand sanitizer will be ineffective.

For the full list of recall hand sanitizers, click here:

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