FDA announces national recall of hand sanitizer


(Gray News) – The United States Food and Drug Administration has announced a nationwide voluntary recall of American Screening hand sanitizer packaged in 8-ounce bottles.

Hand sanitizer bottles look like beverage containers, posing a risk for consumption, the FDA said.

American Screening LLC, located in Shreveport, Louisiana, recalled 153,336 total units of the 70% ethyl alcohol gel.

The affected hand sanitizer includes the expiration dates of May 21, 2022 and May 24, 2022 for black-capped bottles, and there is no lot number or expiration date for clear-cap bottles. The product can be identified by a shape similar to a small water bottle, with a black hinged cap or a transparent cap with blue pouring spout, UPC 8 4005051579 2.

Symptoms of use include alcohol toxicity which could lead to poor coordination, slowed or cloudy speech, or drowsiness to coma which could be fatal.

The company also warns that ingestion of the product could affect the brain and result in impaired or impaired driving while operating heavy machinery.

American Screening has notified all distributors and consumers via email and is organizing a massive return of all recalled hand sanitizers.

Consumers and distributors with questions can contact Wendy Laskowski at wlaskowski@americanscreeningcorp.com or call 318-606-6037.

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