Soho Fresh 70% Rubbing Alcohol Recall [US]


US FlagUS/Silver Spring: Soho Fresh 70% Rubbing Alcohol Recall [US]Essaar Inc., a Hackensack, New Jersey establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Soho Fresh 70% Rubbing Alcohol from the American marketplace due to possible Methanol contamination (also called Methyl Alcohol or “Wood Alcohol”) from the American marketplace due to risks of poisoning, oral injury, internal ingestion, GI tract laceration damage, blindness and death, all serious health and safety hazards requiring immediate medical intervention.

FDA: http://ht.ly/QyQ530rrpb0

Direct link: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/essaar-inc-issues-voluntary-nationwide-recall-rubbing-alcohol-contaminated-methanol

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Hand Sanitizer products are subject to this recall:

  • Soho Fresh 70% Rubbing Alcohol, marketed and sold in 33.81 ounce clear plastic bottles with a batch/lot number of 200528303 and a UPC of 7502268987367

==> No item numbers, best-before date codes, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

The recalled Hand Sanitizer is known to have been distributed US nationwide to retail stores.

According to the FDA, in response to a 2020 news alert by the Food and Drug Administration advising Americans of potentially toxic Hand Sanitizer products manufactured by some Mexican drug manufacturers, this product has been withdrawn from the US marketplace.

Consumption of Methanol/Methyl Alcohol can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk, young children who accidentally ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as if they were consuming Ethanol (i.e., drinking alcohol) as a substitute, are most at risk for Methanol poisoning.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any product, return it to your retailer for refund, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect product.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Soho Fresh branded Hand Sanitizer products, please do use them to sanitize your hands, face or other body parts with them. Instead, return the Hand Sanitizer products to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

Disposal of this product must be in accordance with local municipal hazardous waste requirements to protect the drinking water supply and the ecosystem. Do not dispose of this product through your household sewer system. Instead, consult with your local pharmacist or municipal waste authority for disposal instructions.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat Methanol poisoning.

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If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact Essaar Inc. at +1-201-647-7606 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Friday, Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) or by e-mail to essaarinc@yahoo.com.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty and/or dangerous Hand Sanitizer products, please search for “hand sanitizer” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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Recalls Direct RIN: 13947-2021
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