Jansen’s Midwest Cleaning Systems, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of all lots of its Alcohol Antiseptic 80% Topical Solution Hand Sanitizer Non-sterile Solution and Isopropyl Alcohol Antiseptic 75% Topical Hand Sanitizer Non-sterile Solution, according to the FDA.
The Canton, South Dakota-based company initiated the action on March 27, 2023 to the consumer level after FDA testing revealed the presence of methanol in the products.
If exposed to a significant level of methanol, victims can experience “nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, coma, seizures, permanent blindness,” as well as irreversible central nervous system damage or death. Young children, adolescents or adults who ingest the products either by accident or as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute are especially vulnerable to methanol poisoning.
Company officials maintain that they have not been made aware of any related adverse events to date.
Marketed as hand sanitizers meant to reduce bacteria on the skin in the absence of soap and water, Alcohol Antiseptic 80% Topical Solution Hand Sanitizer Non-sterile Solution and Isopropyl Alcohol Antiseptic 75% Topical Solution Hand Sanitizer Non-sterile Solution come in 1-gallon clear or white plastic bottles, as pictured in the FDA communication. They were sold both individually and as a box of four 1-gallon bottles. All relevant product details, including the date of manufacture, the NDC, and product volume, can be referenced in the FDA post.
Since the recall, Jarman’s Midwest Cleaning Systems, Inc. has been sending its distributors voluntary recall letters and working to make consumers aware of the issued press release. Anyone who may have one or more of the products is urged to discontinue use. Products should be safely discarded in accordance with a consumer’s local ordinances or returned to Jarman’s Midwest Cleaning Systems, Inc. The company can be reached by phone at 1-800-288-0741, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time, or via email at email@example.com.
Anyone who may be experiencing adverse effects or quality issues related to these products should seek medical attention. The FDA also encourages consumers to send reports to its MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program as it continues to monitor the recall.
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