Hand sanitizer recalled

A nationwide recall of Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer was announced because of the potential of undeclared methanol or wood alcohol.

According to a company announcement, 38,830 liters of the hand sanitizer, packaged in 1-liter bottles, are being recalled.

A number of side effects from possible methanol exposure were listed, including nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, blindness, seizures, coma, damage to the nervous system and death.

Young children who accidentally ingest the products and adolescents and adults who drink it as an alcohol substitute are most at risk for methanol poisoning, according to the news release. There have not been any reported incidents related to the recall.

The lot number of the product is 0530, and the expiration date is 04/2022. It was distributed nationwide. The product should be returned to the place of purchase.

For more information, visit https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/uvt-inc-issues-voluntary-nationwide-recall-saniderm-advanced-hand-sanitizer-due-potential-presence.

In addition, the FDA has advised consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.

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