According tomedia reports, Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer announced a voluntary recall of their 1-litre consumer grade products. The recall follows a news warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about toxic hand sanitizer made by Mexico’s Eskbiochem SA de CV.
Saniderm has voluntarily announced its cooperation with the FDA, which has recalled all products made by Eskbiochem SA de CV with “Made in Mexico” origin. Saniderm said it had not received any reports of adverse events related to the product.
These hand sanitizers are packed in a 1 litre plastic bottle with an orange screw cap. The label says Saniderm’s blue-and-white label and “ADVANCED HAND SANITIZER” below it. The product also says “70% alcohol content” and “kill 99.9% of bacteria.” The product has a Mexican address on the back that reads “Produced by Eskbiochem SA de CV”.
Saniderm raised the issue product for sale in Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey on April 15, 2020. It may be purchased on that date or at any point in time before and after.
Saniderm’s parent company, UVT INC., also released the information to the FDA. They proposed a voluntary recall of 38830 liters of SANIDERM ADVANCED HAND SANITIZER.
The recall is due to the fact that these products may have accidentally contained methanol (woodalcohol). According to the FDA, the risk of “significant exposure to methanol” is nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, epilepsy, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, or death.
Fda recommendations: “While all people who use these products in their hands are at risk, young children who eat these products by mistake and adolescents and adults who drink them as alternatives to alcohol (ethanol) are most at risk of methanol poisoning.” “
The FDA took drastic measures earlier this year to put hand sanitizer back on store shelves and for public use again.