The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a voluntary nationwide recall on Heal the World hand sanitizer.
Product Heal the World Hand Sanitizer
Size 9.6 FL. OZ (285 mL)
Lot Nos. SAA21, SAA24, SAA27, SAA22, SAA23, SAA29, SAA26, SAA28, SAA25, SAA32, SAA55, SAA56, SAA44, SAA60.
The 9.6 ounce bottles of hand sanitizer resemble small water bottles which can cause confusion to the consumer, based on its' appearance. The product itself is okay, however, the larger-size bottle is what is being recalled.
The recall is being taken out of precaution and there have been zero reports of ingestion or adverse reactions at this time.
The FDA has included details about the severity of consuming hand sanitizer:
"Ingesting hand sanitizer, which is intended for topical use, could potentially result in alcohol toxicity. Symptoms of alcohol toxicity may range from lack of coordination, slowed or slurred speech, drowsiness to coma, which can be fatal. Furthermore, ingesting alcohol can affect the brain and cause impaired driving or operating heavy machinery. Alcohol can also interact with numerous drugs which may result in serious adverse effects. Ingesting alcohol by people with alcohol addiction may interfere with maintaining abstinence. Additionally, people with alcohol addiction may seek large amounts of ethanol-based hand sanitizers as a substitute."
Have a Heal the World Hand Sanitizer in 9.6 fluid ounce form? Contact PNHC, LLC at 813-434-0741 from 9:00 am- 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using this product.
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