Jun 28, 2020

ALERT: Spiked Hand Sanitizer!

Wood Alcohol/Methanol = Product Liability in a Bottle?

Think back over the last four months to what every American had on their mind due to the Coronavirus. On their mind and often on their shelves were the same things-- toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Top it off with panic buying of food, and we have a better understanding of how the virus affected our collective mindset. Furthermore, the use of such products often led to a reduction in the spread of the virus. If it was done properly.

Now, it appears that at least some hand sanitizer on the market certainly is not. The FDA warned about hand sanitizers on the market spiked with dangerous chemicals. Newsmax reported on the issue in June. In short, the extreme demand for the product leads to shoddy product management. It is much more likely today to find faulty hand sanitizer than you would have in the months or years before the Coronavirus.

Toxic Hand Cleaner is Dangerous in Multiple Ways.

As many Americans are stuck inside, their options for cleaning products are often reduced. Many of the panic shortages are now over, but fewer brands are now commonly available. Enter in Eskbiochem SA de CV, a Mexican company. They manufactured hand sanitizer with wood alcohol or methanol. Problem is that this type of alcohol is poisonous to people-- both if ingested or absorbed by the skin.

This includes several different brands.

  • All-Clean Hand Sanitizer.
  • Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer.
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol.
  • Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer.
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol.
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol.
  • Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer. (Go to FDA Website for More Information).

What to Do if You Used this Hand Sanitizer.

First step would be to empty the bottle to avoid accidental usage by you or your loved ones. Children are especially vulnerable to chemical poisoning. If you had any ill effects due to the use of this product, contact your local poison control center immediately. Furthermore, there is a large chance that you require medical treatment.

Our team of skilled product liability attorneys is here to help with any questions you may have. We travel anywhere in California to discuss your legal rights. Furthermore, for more info, contact me anytime at michael@ehlinelaw.com or call 24/7 at (213) 596-9642.