A hand sanitizer in the state of Texas has been pulled from shelves after an ingredient, which could be deadly to individuals. Here's what is known at the time of writing.

Details Of Hand Sanitizer Recall In The State Of Texas

According to the US Food And Drug Administration, Aruba Aloe Balm N.V. is pulling both Aruba Aloe Hand Sanitizer Gel Alcohol 80% and Aruba Aloe Alcoholada Gel off store shelves. As reported by the FDA, it was discovered the sanitizer contained "alcohol denatured with methanol."

The FDA reports that methanol has the potential to harm individuals in multiple ways. Here are the listed symptoms:

- Nausea
- Vomiting
- Headache
- Blurred vision
- Coma
- Seizures
- Permanent blindness
- Permanent damage to the central nervous system
- Death

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Further Issues Caused By The Tainted Hand Sanitizer

The FDA elaborates that both young children and adults who either willingly or accidently consume the product in question. This would put the individual at risk for Menthol Poisoning. Aruba Aloe Hand Sanitizer GELs (12 fl. oz bottles) that have been recalled have these numbers:

Lot Number

Expiration date

253445/20/2024
258287/28/2024
260578/25/2024
2647111/25/2024
267541/20/2025
268212/2/2025
275186/22/2025
2839212/31/2025
247593/4/2024
251604/16/2024
255806/15/2024
261959/18/2024
270053/11/2025
279278/26/2025
2817610/22/2025

Aruba Aloe Alcoholada Gel (in 2.2 and 8.5 fl. oz bottles) that were recalled have these numbers:

Lot Number

8.5 oz

2.2 oz

Expiration date

25253XX5/1/2024
25976XX8/11/2024
26150XX9/11/2024
26473X11/25/2024
26553XX12/11/2024
26696X1/8/2025
27318XX5/10/2025
27481XX6/15/2025
27660XX7/15/2025
27839XX8/5/2025
28121X10/7/2025
28152X10/18/2025
28281X11/30/2025
28355XX12/17/2025
28761XX2/22/2026
29088XX4/1/2026
29510X5/11/2026
29558X5/13/2026
29728XX6/3/2026
30086X7/26/2026
30339XX9/13/2026
30563XX10/27/2026

All numbers listed were provided by the FDA.

Individuals who have bought the product are encouraged to throw it out immediately. As this is a developing story, we will have more information when it becomes available.

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