Hand sanitizer recalled because it looks too much like a water bottle


A Louisiana company recalls its hand sanitizer because it looks too much like a bottle of water that people can drink.

American Screening of Shreveport, Louisiana recalled 153,336 bottles of its hand sanitizer containing 70 percent ethyl alcohol gel, according to an announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

“Hand sanitizer comes packaged in 8 oz. containers resembling water bottles presenting a risk of consumption.

Someone who mistakes hand sanitizer for water and drinks it could be suffering from alcohol toxicity.

“Symptoms of alcohol toxicity can range from poor coordination, slowed down or cloudy speech, drowsiness to coma, which can be fatal.

In addition, ingestion of alcohol can affect the brain and result in impaired driving or the use of heavy machinery. Alcohol can also interact with many drugs, which can lead to serious side effects. Ingestion of alcohol by people dependent on alcohol may interfere with the maintenance of abstinence. Additionally, people addicted to alcohol may seek out large amounts of ethanol-based hand sanitizers as a substitute. “

Hand sanitizer is designed to be used topically to reduce bacteria on the skin when soap and water are not available. It was sold to customers and distributors nationwide from the company’s website.

Details of the recalled hand sanitizer are:

  • 8 oz bottle, UPC number 8 4005051579 2. Bottles with black caps have expiration dates of May 21, 2022 and May 24, 2022. Bottles with white caps do not have a lot number or expiration date. expiration.

People who have purchased the hand sanitizer can return it to the place of purchase.

For more information, contact Wendy Laskowski by emailing wlaskowski@americanscreeningcorp.com or by calling 318-606-6037, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST weekdays.


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