Are you a retailer or consumer of hand sanitizer? Did you know the FDA has recently and continues to recall hand sanitizers?

In a press release, the FDA warned consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination (methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested) and ones that have tested positive for 1-propanol contamination (1-propanol, not to be confused with 2-propanol/isopropanol/isopropyl alcohol, is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizer products marketed in the US and can be toxic and life-threatening). Consumers who have products on the list of hand sanitizers with potential methanol or 1-propanol contamination should immediately stop using the product and dispose of it, ideally in a hazardous waste container. Do not pour these products down the drain or flush them.

Chemtron is engaged in product recalls involving off- spec consumer packaged hand sanitizers where small and large inventories can be certified for destruction with contents being recycled into fuel. We can help you every step of the way!

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