What’s the Problem?
According to the FDA Warning, samples of Lavar 70 Gel and CleanCare No Germ were tested. The Lavar Gel product “contains 81% methanol and no ethyl alcohol,” while CleanCare No Germ “contains 28% methanol.”
Methanol is a chemical that is used as an industrial solvent, pesticide, and alternative fuel source, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Symptoms of “substantial methanol exposure” may include:
- blurred vision
- permanent blindness
- permanent damage to the nervous system
“Most methanol poisonings occur as a result of drinking beverages contaminated with methanol or from drinking methanol-containing products,” NIOSH said. “In the industrial setting, inhalation of high concentrations of methanol vapor and absorption of methanol through the skin are as effective as the oral route in producing toxic effects.”
Lavar 70 Gel is made in Mexico by Eskbiochem SA de CV. FDA has contacted Eskbiochem to recommend that the company recall its hand sanitizer products due to their methanol content immediately.
Do I Have a Lavar Gel Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Lavar Gel Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a hand sanitizer, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.