Methanol Hand Sanitizer Lawsuits and Recall Attorneys

Demand from the coronavirus pandemic has led to companies flooding the market with hand sanitizer products. Unfortunately, not all hand sanitizers are safe, and some are even deadly. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled dozens of brands of toxic hand sanitizers. People throughout the country have died or been hospitalized after ingesting contaminated hand sanitizer. Many of the recalled hand sanitizers contain methanol, a toxic substance that can be life-threatening when ingested.

The FDA first warned in June 2020 that methanol-containing hand sanitizers were being sold in stores and online. The following month, the FDA issued another warning about a rising number of adverse events, including effects on the cardiovascular system and the central nervous system, blindness, hospitalizations, and fatalities. The agency recently reported that these figures continue to rise.

On July 2, Transliquid Technologies LLC Mystic Shield Protection Topical Solution was recalled  by the FDA, affecting all lots of its 8.45-oz. bottles. The recall was announced after testing found that Mystic Shield hand sanitizer contained methanol. Transliquid Technologies LLC, distributed the affected hand sanitizer from May 21, 2020 to June 30, 2020 to customers in Louisiana, Texas, Massachusetts and California.

On July 6, the FDA announced an ITECH 361All Clean Hand Sanitizer, Moisturizer and Disinfectant recall, affecting almost 20,000 one-liter bottles. Those products also had methanol in them. Everyone who uses methanol on their hands is at risk. However, children who ingest these products are at much higher risk of methanol poisoning.

If you have gotten sick or a loved one has died as a result of toxic hand sanitizers, contact Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP at (205) 324-1212 today. Our highly skilled and compassionate Birmingham injury attorneys will investigate your claim and determine if you are eligible for compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

List of Hand Sanitizers To Avoid

The FDA is recommending not to use the following hand sanitizers because they either contain methanol or were made in the same facility as products in which methanol contamination was found. According to the FDA, you should avoid the following hand sanitizer brands:

  • Eskbiochem’s All-Clean
  • Eskbiochem’s Lavar 70 Gel
  • Eskbiochem’s Esk Biochem
  • Eskbiochem’s The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel
  • Eskbiochem’s CleanCare NoGerm Advanced
  • Eskbiochem’s Saniderm Advanced
  • DEPQ Internacional S de RL de CV 9, Bikaab Inc
  • Dgreen Advanced Sanitizer Alcohol Free
  • Dgreen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Antibacterial Gel
  • Grupo Insoma’s Hand Sanitizer Gel Unscented 70% Alcohol
  • Mystic International’s Mystic Shield Protection
  • Healthy Foods and Nutrition Lab de Mexico SA de CV
  • Cosmeticas’ Antiseptic Alcohol 70% Topical Solution
  • Cosmeticas’ Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance Free
  • Tropicosmeticos’ Be Safe
  • Tropicosmeticos’ Cleaner Rinse Free 70%
  • Tropicosmeticos’ Handzer Rinse Free
  • Tropicosmeticos’ Urbane Bath and Body
  • Tropicosmeticos’ Britz Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 70%
  • Tropicosmeticos’ Parabola
  • Tropicosmeticos’ Kleanz Antibacterial
  • Incredible Produces SA de CV, Pacific Coast Global Inc.
  • Tritanium Labs LLC
  • AAA Cosmetica’s QualitaMed Hand Sanitizer
  • AAA Cosmetica’s LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 4 oz
  • Spartan Chemical Co. Inc.
  • 4E Global’s Blumen Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear Ethyl Alcohol 70%
  • 4E Global’s Blumen Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer with 70% Alcohol
  • 4E Global’s BLUMEN Advanced
  • 4E Global’s BLUMEN Advanced Instant
  • 4E Global’s Blumen Antibacterial Fresh Citrus
  • 4E Global’s BLUMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • 4E Global’s BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • 4E Global’s Blumen Hand Sanitizer Fresh Citrus
  • 4E Global’s BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • 4E Global’s Hello Kitty Hand Sanitizer
  • 4E Global’s The Honeykeeper Hand Sanitizer
  • 4E Global’s Assured Aloe
  • 4E Global’s KLAR and DANVER Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • 4E Global’s MODESA Instant Hand Sanitizer Moisturizers and Vitamin E
  • DDI Multinacional’s Earths Amenities Instant Unscented Hand Sanitizer with Aloe Vera Advanced
  • DDI Multinacional’s Hand Sanitizer Agavespa Skincare
  • DDI Multinacional’s Vidanos Easy Cleaning Rentals Hand Sanitizer Agavespa Skincare
  • Limpo Quimicos’ Andy’s
  • Limpo Quimicos’ Andy’s Best
  • Limpo Quimicos’ NeoNatural
  • Limpo Quimicos’ Plus Advanced
  • Liqesa Exportacion or Liq-E’s Optimus Lubricants Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • JG Atlas Comercios SA de CV
  • Maquiladora Miniara’s Selecto Hand Sanitizer
  • Maquiladora Miniara’s Shine and Clean
  • Cosmeticas’ Hand Sanitizer Gel Alcohol 70%
  • Yara Elena De La Garza Perez Nieto’s DAESI
  • Quimica Magna de Mexico SA de CV, Inflatables LLC
  • Real Clean Distribuciones’ Cavalry
  • Real Clean Distribuciones’ ENLIVEN
  • Real Clean Distribuciones’ Lux Eoi
  • Real Clean Distribuciones’ Born Basic Anti-Bac
  • Real Clean Distribuciones’ Scent Theory – Keep It Clean – Pure Clean Anti-bacterial Hand Sanitizer
  • Real Clean Distribuciones’ Scent Theory – Keep It Clean – Pure Clean Anti-bacterial Hand Sanitizer
  • Roque Plast SA de CV
  • MXL Comercial’s Hand Sanitizer Disinfectant Gel 70% Ethyl Alcohol
  • Liqesa Exportacion or Liq-E’s Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Broncolin’s Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol
  • Laboratorios Jaloma’s Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 62% with Vitamin E
  • Leiper’s Fork Distillery Bulk Disinfectant per 5-gallon
  • Leiper’s Fork Distillery 16-oz.

The FDA continues to find issues with hand sanitizer products. For a complete and updated list, visit the FDA’s site. If you have used any of the hand sanitizers listed above, seek medical attention as soon as possible. The harmful effects of methanol poisoning can be reversed if medical treatment is promptly administered. Before purchasing hand sanitizer, be sure to read the label. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% ethanol.

Too much methanol in the bloodstream can lead to death. Other effects of methanol poisoning include:

  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Blurred vision
  • Blindness
  • Headache
  • Reduced level of consciousness
  • Inability to coordinate muscle movement
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Heart failure
  • Respiratory failure
  • Seizures
  • Coma

Contact a Birmingham Hand Sanitizer Attorney

The lawyers of Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP have been helping people injured by the negligence of product manufacturers for over two decades. We understand the complexity of these methanol hand sanitizer claims and will work hard to secure the evidence necessary to help you achieve the most favorable possible outcome.

Did you suffer injuries after using recalled hand sanitizer in the greater Birmingham area? Call (205) 324-1212 or contact us online to have our attorneys review your case and explain all of your legal options during a free initial consultation.

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