Weakness, ‘toxic’ methanol and packaging that includes Barbie, Hot Wheels and Minions put 14 hand sanitizers on FDA’s Do Not Use list over the last two and a half weeks.
Two hand sanitizers on the list have been recalled over the last week.
The FDA’s list started in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic with hand sanitizers from Mexico that tested positive for methanol, which the FDA terms as “toxic” if either ingested or rubbed into the skin, or were believed to be made in the same facility as those with methanol.
Now, it includes hand sanitizers from numerous countries that test as being “subpotent” (too weak) and having 1-propanol or being believed to be made in the same place as those hand sanitizers.
Or having Paw Patrol packaging.
Updates to the Do Not Use list
▪ The FDA said C&G Laboratorios’ Hand Sanitizer Disinfectant Gel tested positive for methanol,