With the Delta variant surging through the U.S., it’s a sad truth that masks and hand sanitizers will be commonplace for at least the near future. That said, you want to make sure the product you’re trusting to protect yourself is legitimate. A recent Newsweek article noted that the FDA’s count of recalled hand sanitizers is now north of 250. Though they’re manufactured all over the world, the majority of recalled products are from Mexico.
Back in June, the FDA announced that nine Mexican hand sanitizers tested with high levels of methanol, which can have toxic effects. The FDA is also warning against claims made by sanitizer manufacturers such as providing extended protection up to 24 hours, which has no evidence to support it. A full list of recalled products can be found here.