Hand sanitizer recalled due to potential methanol contamination

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) – A hand sanitizer that was sold on the internet nationwide is being recalled because the company that made it says it may have been contaminated with a chemical toxic.

This chemical, according to the recall posted on the US Food and Drug Administration website, is methanol. This follows a series of recalls related to methanol in hand sanitizers between June 2020 and October 2021.

Hand sanitizer normally contains ethanol, a germ-killing alcohol that is safe to use on human skin, but as home distillers and moonshine enthusiasts may know, if the distillation process is not carried out correctly, methanol is created instead, which is not safe. for humans.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), methanol can be absorbed into the human body through inhalation, ingestion, skin contact, or eye contact.

The label of a recalled Adam’s Polishes hand sanitizer.

Adam’s Polishes, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of its hand sanitizer due to possible methanol contamination. It was released Monday by the FDA.

Affected products include 4 oz, 8 oz, 16 oz, spray bottles and gallon canisters of hand sanitizer.

The following lot numbers are affected:

  • 133470
  • 133475
  • 133480
  • 137732
  • 133471
  • 133476
  • 133481
  • 137733
  • 133472
  • 133477
  • 133482
  • 137734
  • 133473
  • 133478
  • 133483
  • 139322
  • 133474
  • 133479
  • 137731
  • 143327

Anyone in possession of the recalled products is encouraged to stop using them immediately and dispose of them according to regulations in their region. The FDA recall alert advises customers to email hs@adamspolishes.com with questions and credit inquiries or call (720) 812-3460 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The days were not indicated in the recall announcement.

Those concerned that they may have experienced negative health effects from using the product are encouraged to contact their doctor.

Adverse reactions can then be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch adverse event reporting program online or by regular mail or fax. Forms can be downloaded online and mailed, or call (800) 332-1088 to request a form be mailed.


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