Warning: Certain Hand Sanitizers Contaminated with Methanol
FDA Warns of Risk of Methanol Contamination in Certain Hand Sanitizers
FDA is warning 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.
Select link below for FDA updates, including list of hand sanitizers contaminated with methanol.