Attention! Hand sanitizer recalled

Hand sanitizer recalled. It contains ‘toxic’ methanol and is distributed by a Coral Gables company. It is “Bio aaa Adva...

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  • Hand sanitizer recalled.
  • It contains ‘toxic’ methanol and is distributed by a Coral Gables company.
  • It is “Bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer” in 480 ml bottles.

Hand sanitizer distributed by Coral Gables company recalled for having ‘toxic’ methanol.

FDA has added to the list of unsafe products a hand sanitizer distributed in Miami by a Coral Gables company after being recalled for sale Thursday.

AJR Trading recalled batch No. 20DF8307 of “Bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer” in 480 ml bottles, with an expiration date of April 2022, after the FDA said its tests found methanol.

Methanol, also known as “wood alcohol,” can be toxic if rubbed on the skin, according to the FDA.

The FDA reported that AJR Trading voluntarily recalled 2,004 units of lot 20DF8307 of “Bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer” currently in distribution in the US, packaged in 480 ml consumer bottles.

This lot of hand sanitizer has been tested and meets all appropriate specifications and tests.

However, with extreme caution, these units are being recalled due to the possible presence of methanol in other batches of hand sanitizer from the same brand.

“Substantial exposure to methanol could cause nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent nervous system damage, or death. Although all people who use these products on their hands may be at risk; young children who accidentally ingest them and adolescents and adults who drink these products as a substitute for alcohol (ethanol) are at increased risk of methanol poisoning, ”warns the FDA.

To date, AJR Trading has received no reports of adverse events related to this recall.

Hand sanitizer removed "Bio aaa" for toxicity hazard

“Bio aaa” hand sanitizer is withdrawn due to the danger of toxicity. Photo FDA

“Bio aaa” hand sanitizer withdrawn due to toxicity hazard

The product is used as a hand sanitizer to reduce bacteria when soap and water are not available and is packaged in 480 ml plastic bottles UPC 7502272121085. AJR Trading is recalling lot 20DF8307, expiration date April 2022 and distributed in Miami starting April 2020.

AJR Trading is notifying its clients through phone calls, emails, and letters. AJR Trading is organizing the refund and destruction of the recalled products. Consumers / Distributors / Retailers who have the above listed AAA Bio Hand Sanitizer lots, which are being recalled, should immediately stop using or distributing the products and mail them to AJR Trading at the address below to obtain a refund:

814 Ponce de Leon Blvd, suite 218. Coral Gables, FL. 33134.

Consumers with questions about this recall can contact AJR Trading by phone at 305-302-8416 or by email at Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Time. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to the intake or use of this drug.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product can be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online, by mail, or by fax.

“Bio aaa” hand sanitizer withdrawn due to toxicity hazard

This hand sanitizer can be returned to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. Report any problems to your healthcare professional, then to the FDA online at your MedWatch Adverse Events page or call 800-332-1088.


Hand sanitizer removed "Bio aaa" for toxicity hazard

“Bio aaa” hand sanitizer is withdrawn due to the danger of toxicity. Photo. FDA

Most of the hand sanitizers on the FDA’s unfit for use list tested positive for methanol or were reportedly manufactured in the same facility as a methanol hand sanitizer.

This is not the first recall or recall of the advanced hand sanitizer “Bio aaa” in 480 ml bottles, manufactured by AAA Cosmetica in Mexico.

AAA recalled 22 batches of the hand sanitizer in July, but they were distributed by the Payless Janitorial Corporation of Fort Lauderdale.

The 480 ml bottles of “Bio aaa” Advanced Hand Sanitizer that were recalled in July were distributed by a different company than the “Bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer” recalled this week.

Also manufactured by AAA Cosmetica, on the FDA’s Not for Use list are “QualitaMed Hand Sanitizer” distributed by QualitaMed Corp. of Homestead and “LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer” distributed by Weston SoFlo Urban.

“Bio aaa” hand sanitizer withdrawn due to toxicity hazard

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