Recall Expansion of Medically Minded Hand Sanitizer by Global Sanitizers
TOPIC: Medically Minded Hand Sanitizer by Global Sanitizers: Recall Expansion - Due to the Presence of Undeclared Methanol AUDIENCE: Consumer, Health Professional ISSUE: This recall has been initiated due to the presence of undeclared methanol. Use of or consumption of this product can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma & or permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk, young children who accidently ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk for methanol poisoning. Methanol was discovered through lab testing. To date, Global Sanitizers has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall. For more information about this recall, click on the red button "Read Recall" below. BACKGROUND: The product is marketed to help decrease bacteria on the skin when soap and water are not available. RECOMMENDATIONS: • Immediately examine inventory and quarantine product subject to recall. • Identify customers and notify them at once of this product recall. • If you have these recalled items in stock, please send an email to the company for further instructions for product destruction. Health professionals and consumers are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program: • Complete and submit the report online. • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.
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