Check Your Hand Sanitizer; Recalled Sanitizer With Dangerous Methanol Sold in Rawlins

A brand of hand sanitizer which is now on the FDA's recall list was sold in the Rawlins City Market.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

August 05, 20202 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

There are now 115 hand sanitizers on an FDA list warning consumers not to use them because of dangerous ingredients.

One of those hand sanitizers was sold in a Rawlins store.

The “Next” brand of hand sanitizer was sold in the Rawlins City Market, according to a report on Saratoga’s Bigfoot 99 radio station.

The news report said this brand of hand sanitizer — which is produced in Mexico — contains methanol, an ingredient that can be toxic or even life-threatening when ingested or absorbed through the skin.

According to the FDA, substantial methanol exposure can lead to nausea, vomiting, headaches, permanent blindness and seizures, among other harmful effects.

But, as the radio station reports, the label on this brand of hand sanitizer doesn’t list methanol as one of its ingredients.

The station report that Rawlins residents will see a recall notice on receipts at the local store.

According to the FDA, this brand was tested and confirmed to contain methanol. The agency recommended a recall on July 27 and the product was voluntarily recalled on July 30.

In the meantime, consumers should check the ever-growing FDA list to make sure their hand sanitizers do not contain methanol or other ingredients harmful to humans.

You can access the list here.

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