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Hand Sanitizer Lawsuit

Hand Sanitizer Lawsuit

The FDA is warning that 9 hand sanitizers made by Eskbiochem in Mexico may contain a dangerous amount of methanol (wood alcohol).

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting hand sanitizer induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with methanol poisoning, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Hand Sanitizers by Eskbiochem May Contain Methanol

In June 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning against using 9 hand sanitizers manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico due to a toxic ingredient called methanol (wood alcohol).

What is the Problem?

Eskbiochem hand sanitizers may contain methanol (wood alcohol), a highly-toxic chemical that can cause permanent blindness, nervous system damage, or death. Methanol can be absorbed by the skin.

List of Hand Sanitizers in FDA Warning

The FDA asked Eskbiochem to pull the following hand sanitizer products off the market:

  • All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01)
  • Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-01)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-008-04)
  • Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-006-01)
  • The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-010-10)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-005-03)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-009-01)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-003-01)
  • Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-001-01)

How Much Methanol is in the Hand Sanitizers?

According to FDA tests, Lavar Gel had 81% methanol and no ethyl alcohol. CleanCare No Germ contained 28% methanol. These products pose the greatest risk of causing blindness and death to children who accidentally swallow them, or teenagers and adults who intentionally drink them as a substitute for alcohol (ethanol).

What is the Risk?

Unfortunately, methanol is extremely toxic even in low amounts. Anyone who used hand sanitizers with methanol should seek emergency medical attention to reverse the potentially-toxic effects, according to the FDA.

Health Risks of Methanol Poisoning

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Permanent blindness
  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Permanent damage to the nervous system
  • Death

Do I have a Hand Sanitizer Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting hand sanitizer induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with methanol poisoning, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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