Grupo Yacana México S.A.S De C.V. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Lots of Yacana Hand Sanitizer Due to Potential Presence of Methanol (Wood Alcohol) and Sub-Potent Ethanol - 8/20/20


Company Announcement Date:

August 18, 2020

FDA Publish Date:

August 18, 2020

Product Type:


Reason for Announcement:

Potential Presence of Methanol (Wood Alcohol) and sub-potent ethanol

Company Name:

Grupo Yacana México S.A.S de C.V.

Brand Name:


Product Description:

Yacana Hand Sanitizer, 70% Alcohol

Company Announcement

Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Grupo Yacana México S.A.S de C.V. is voluntarily recalling All Lots of Yacana Hand Sanitizer, 70% Alcohol, 250 ml to the consumer level. The products have the potential to contain methanol (wood alcohol) and be sub-potent for the ethanol content.

Risk Statement: The use of sub-potent hand sanitizer products can have adverse health consequences related to infections. Ethanol levels below the label claim can result in a lack of efficacy. In addition, methanol has inferior antiseptic properties compared to ethanol. Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all person using these products on their hands are at risk, your children who accidently ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk for methanol poisoning. To date, Grupo Yacana Mexico S.A. de C.V. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

The product is used as a hand sanitizer to help reduce bacteria in hands and is packaged in 250 ml bottles, All lots (NDC: 76592-001-01) and All lots (NDC: 76592-002-04) The product can be identified by the label attached in this document. Hand Sanitizer was distributed Nationwide in the USA to Wholesale distributors.

Grupo Yacana México S.A.S de C.V. is notifying its distributors and customers by contacting them by email and sending a letter of Product Recall and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Distributors that have Hand Sanitizer which is being recalled should stop using and return to place of purchase.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Grupo Yacana México S.A.S de C.V. at (956) 609 2888 or on Monday through Friday from 9 am and 5 pm, CST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download formor call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Company Contact Information


Grupo Yacana México S.A.S de C.V.




* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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