Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Recalled for Undeclared Methanol


Company Announcement Date:
July 31, 2020
FDA Publish Date:
August 01, 2020
Product Type:
Reason for Announcement:
Undeclared Methanol
Company Name:
Laboratorios Jaloma S.A. de C.V.
Brand Name:
Product Description:
Hand Sanitizer

Company Announcement

LABORATORIOS JALOMA S.A. de C.V. is voluntarily recalling all lots and all bottle sizes of the Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer, Ethyl Alcohol 62% With vitamin E to the consumer level. This recall has been initiated because FDA sampled the 500 mL product and found it to be contaminated with undeclared methanol (wood alcohol). Although the contamination was linked to the 500 mL product, due to the abundance of caution, Jaloma is recalling all lots of all sizes within expiry. The NDCs, lot #s, and expiration dates are listed in the table below.
Risk Statement: Substantial methanol exposure could result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, and 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 an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk for methanol poisoning. To date, LABORATORIOS JALOMA S.A. de C.V. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.
Recalled Products





Lot #s & Expiration Dates

Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer
Ethyl Alcohol 62%
With vitamin E
65055-600-02 16.9 fl oz.
(1.06 pt) (500 mL)
7 59684 51503 3 0005295
Exp: April, 2022
Exp: May, 2022
Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer
Ethyl Alcohol 62%
With vitamin E
65055-600-01 4 fl oz
(120 mL)
7 59684 51502 6 0005412
Exp: April, 2022
Exp: May, 2022
Exp: May, 2022
Exp: June, 2022

The product is used as a hand sanitizer for hand washing to decrease bacteria on the skin when soap and water are not available. The products are distributed in a 4 fl oz (120 mL) Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) plastic bottle and a 16.9 fl oz (1.06 pt) (500 mL) PET or High-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic bottle.  Product is labeled with a red logo with the word Jaloma written in white letters. The product was distributed throughout the United States.  It was imported to one (1) wholesaler and two (2) distributors.
Each product contains a lot number and expiration date stamped directly on the bottle or on the label of the 16.9 fl oz HDPE bottle in the format below.  See table for lot numbers of each individual bottle.


LABORATORIOS JALOMA S.A. de C.V. is notifying its customers/distributors by recall letter and consumers via this press release. LABORATORIOS JALOMA S.A. de arranging for return and refund of all recalled products.
Consumers/distributors/retailers that have the product subject to this recall should stop using/distributing the Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer and return it to the place of purchase.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact LABORATORIOS JALOMA S.A. de C.V. during business hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm (CT)
Read the full FDA report here.
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