Medically Minded Hand Sanitizer– Nationwide Recall Expansion Due to The Presence of Undeclared Methanol - 5/27/21
Company Announcement Date:
May 20, 2021
FDA Publish Date:
May 25, 2021
Reason for Announcement:
Presence of methanol
This is to inform you of a product recall involving:
Medically Minded Hand Sanitizers:
8 oz. UPC 676753004208; Lot E332020, Lot E212020, and Lot E082020
8.5 oz. UPC 676753004147; Lot E372020
10 oz. UPC 676753004178 Lot GV4420205
All above lots have Best By Date of 5/21/2022.
This recall has been initiated due to the presence of undeclared Methanol. Use of or consumption of this product can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma & or permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk, young 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. Methanol was discovered through lab testing.
To date, Global Sanitizers has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.
We began shipping this product on approximately July 10, 2020.
Immediately examine your inventory and quarantine product subject to recall. In addition, if you may have further distributed this product, please identify your customers and notify them at once of this product recall. Your notification to your customers may be enhanced by including a copy of this recall notification letter. If you have these recalled items in stock, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we provide further instructions for product destruction.
This recall should be carried out at the consumer level.
Your assistance is appreciated and necessary to prevent consumer illness or patient harm.
Please email email@example.com for further instructions.
If you have any questions, call Ryan at 702.323.4402
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.
* 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.
About Feeding America Recall Notices
The Feeding America national office issues notifications of all national Class I and II recalls–those involving a health hazard situation in which there is reasonable probability that eating the food will cause health problems or death–and other recalls that may affect the safety of food supplied to network members.
The national office strongly encourages all member product solicitors, operations managers, and others involved in food and grocery distribution to regularly consult resources provided by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fsis_Recalls/index.asp. Additionally, members can often receive information on national, state, and local recalls by contacting their local health departments.
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