Hand Sanitizer

FDA Recalls on Hand Sanitizers

As our member, we care deeply about your health. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers not to use certain alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Some of these products have a dangerous substance called methanol. Methanol can be toxic when absorbed through the skin and is life-threatening when swallowed.


Recalled Hand Sanitizers


We ask that you check the brands of hand sanitizers that you have in your home as soon as possible. If any appear on this list, stop using them immediately. You can throw away the bottle in a hazardous waste container, if available, or in your regular garbage. Don’t flush or pour these products down the drain or mix with other liquids. Some of these products may still be found in stores and online. Refer to the FDA website before purchasing hand sanitizers going forward.  


Please remember that it’s always important to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose. If soap and water aren’t available, it’s recommended that you use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that is not on the FDA’s recall list. The best type of alcohol-based hand sanitizer to use is one that contains at least 60% ethanol.