Yes, the thing we have come to rely on more and more during this Covid pandemic is now one of the things that is being recalled. Here are the most recent hand sanitizers to be recalled:

If you have in your possession any of the above brands. click on the manufacturer listed above for all of the details as to which specific items have been recalled. The reason for the recall? The products (according to a press release from the Food & Drug Administration) contain methanol or wood alcohol. 

Here is what the FDA has to say about hand sanitizers containing methanol:

In most cases, methanol does not appear on the product label. However, methanol is not an acceptable ingredient in any drug, including hand sanitizer, even if methanol is listed as an ingredient on the product label. The FDA’s ongoing testing has found methanol contamination in hand sanitizer products ranging from 1% to 80%.

So what's the big deal about methanol? Can it hurt me?
According to the FDA, Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested.

When in doubt, don't use the product. If you do own any of the recalled products above, return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

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