Jun 23 , 2020
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against any hand sanitizers manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of Methanol. Methanol is a substance that can be toxic if absorbed through the skin or ingested.
Below are the nine Eskbiochem hand sanitizers identified. FDA advised consumers who have exposed to hand sanitizers containing Methanol should seek immediate treatment. FDA also recommended consumers stop using these hand sanitizers due to toxicity.
- All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01)
- Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-001)
- 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 Adavnced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-003-01)
- Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-001-01)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends practicing hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to reduce the amounts of germs on hands. But if soap and water are not readily available, CDC recommends consumers to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% Ethyl alcohol. Ethyl alcohol (Ethanol)-based hand sanitizers are safe when used as directed.