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FDA reiterates warning about dangerous alcohol hand sanitizers containing methanol

Christian Fernsby |
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to warn consumers and health care professionals not to use certain alcohol based hand sanitizers due to the dangerous presence of methanol, or wood alcohol a substance often used to create fuel and antifreeze that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin as well as life threatening when ingested.

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The agency has also taken additional action to help prevent certain hand sanitizers from entering the U.S. by placing them on import alert.

The FDA is proactively working with manufacturers to recall products and is encouraging retailers to remove products from store shelves and online marketplaces.

As part of these actions, a warning letter has been issued to Eskbiochem S.A. de C.V. for distributing product with undeclared methanol, unapproved claims including incorrectly stating FDA approval and improper manufacturing practices.

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