FDA issues ‘import alert’ on alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico

Check your hand sanitizer, it may have methanol in it
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- The FDA released a statement on Wednesday that they are placing all alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico on a countrywide import alert.

The release said the hand sanitizers may be potentially dangerous because “the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products from Mexico that were labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin and life-threatening when ingested. Methanol is not an acceptable ingredient in hand sanitizer or other drugs.”

The agency put together this list of things to look out for on your hand sanitizer bottle that could be dangerous:


Below you can read the FDA’s full statement:

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