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FDA list of 100 hand sanitizers to avoid

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More than 100 hand sanitizers are now on the Food and Drug Administration’s “do not use list.”

Some of the products have already been recalled and others are being recommended for recall because they may contain methanol, a potentially fatal ingredient, or were "purportedly made at the same facility as products in which FDA has tested and confirmed methanol contamination." The FDA also says to avoid sanitizers from the manufacturers.

As of Saturday, 101 products were on the list.

Most of the products appear to have been produced in Mexico, and some were sold at Costco and Walmart stores.

"FDA continues to find issues with certain hand sanitizer products. FDA test results show certain hand sanitizers have concerningly low levels of ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol, which are active ingredients in hand sanitizer products," the FDA stated on its website.

Methanol can be dangerous when absorbed through the skin or swallowed, according to the FDA. Exposure to it can cause:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • blurred vision
  • permanent blindness
  • seizures
  • coma
  • permanent damage to the nervous system
  • death

    Here's the list of hand sanitizers the FDA recommends you avoid:

  • All-Clean Hand Sanitizer
  • Andy’s
  • Andy’s Best
  • Assured Aloe
  • Assured Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Aloe and Moisturizers
  • Assured Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Vitamin E and Aloe
  • Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Aloe and Moisturizers)
  • Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Vitamin E and Aloe)
  • Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe and Moisturizers
  • Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Vitamin E and Aloe
  • Be Safe Hand Sanitizer
  • Bersih Antiseptic Alcohol 70% Topical Solution hand sanitizer
  • Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance Free
  • bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe
  • Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe, with 70% alcohol
  • BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Clear
  • Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Lavender, with 70% alcohol
  • BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear
  • BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear
  • Blumen Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear Ethyl Alcohol 70%
  • BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender
  • BLUMEN Aloe Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 70 Alcohol
  • BLUMEN Aloe Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 70 Alcohol
  • Blumen Antibacterial Fresh Citrus Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • Blumen Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer with 70% Alcohol
  • BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe
  • BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender
  • BLUMEN Clear LEAR Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • BLUMEN Clear LEAR Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • Blumen Hand Sanitizer Fresh Citrus
  • BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe Vera
  • BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer Fragrance Free
  • Born Basic. Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer 65% Alcohol
  • Born Basic. Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer 70% alcohol
  • Britz Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 70%
  • Cavalry
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol
  • Cleaner Hand Sanitizer Rinse Free 70%
  • Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer with 70% Alcohol extra soft with glycerin and aloe
  • DAESI Hand Sanitizer
  • Earths Amenities Instant Unscented Hand Sanitizer with Aloe Vera Advanced
  • ENLIVEN Hand Sanitizing Gel
  • Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer
  • GelBact Hand Sanitizer
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hand Sanitizer Agavespa Skincare
  • Hand Sanitizer Disinfectant Gel 70% Ethyl Alcohol
  • Hand Sanitizer Disinfectant Gel 70% Ethyl Alcohol Rinse Free Hand Rub
  • Hand Sanitizer Gel Alcohol 70%
  • Hand sanitizer Gel Unscented 70% Alcohol
  • Handzer Hand Sanitizer Rinse Free
  • Hello Kitty Hand Sanitizer
  • Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol
  • Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol
  • Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol
  • Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 62% with Vitamin E
  • KLAR AND DANVER Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • KLAR and DANVER Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Kleanz Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Advanced
  • Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer
  • Leiper’s Fork Distillery Bulk Disinfectant per 5 gallon and Leiper’s Fork Distillery 16 oz bottle
  • LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 16 oz
  • LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 4 oz
  • Lux Eoi Hand Sanitizing Gel
  • Medicare Alcohol Antiseptic Topical Solution
  • Modesa Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers and Aloe Vera
  • Modesa Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers and Vitamin E
  • MODESA Instant Hand Sanitizer Moisturizers and Vitamin E
  • Mystic Shield Protection hand sanitizer
  • NeoNatural
  • NEXT Hand Sanitizer
  • NuuxSan Instant Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer
  • NuuxSan Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Optimus Lubricants Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Parabola Hand Sanitizer
  • Plus Advanced
  • Purity Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • QualitaMed Hand Sanitizer
  • Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • Sayab Antisepctic Hand Sanitizer 100
  • Scent Theory – Keep It Clean – Pure Clean Anti-bacterial Hand Sanitizer
  • Scent Theory – Keep It Clean – Pure Clean Anti-bacterial Hand Sanitizer
  • Selecto Hand Sanitizer
  • Shine and Clean Hand Sanitizer
  • The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer
  • The Honeykeeper Hand Sanitizer
  • TriCleanz
  • TriCleanz Tritanium Labs Hand Sanitizer
  • Urbane Bath and Body Hand Sanitizer
  • Vidanos Easy Cleaning Rentals Hand Sanitizer Agavespa Skincare
  • Wave Hand Sanitizer Gel