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Is Your Hand Sanitizer on FDA’s List of Products You Should Not Use?

Is Your Hand Sanitizer on FDA’s List of Products You Should Not Use?

Posted by Asheville Botanicals on 21st Sep 2020

Asheville Botanicals is a domestic manufacturer of FDA approved hand sanitizer. We produce our product in an FDA/OTC facility; meeting and exceeding any COVID-19 requirements. Unfortunately, there are quite a few hand sanitizer products on the market that do not meet the FDA standards and which the FDA is advising be pulled from the market and not sold or used. 


To view the list, click HERE and scroll to the bottom for the list.

According to the FDA, "one of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to wash your hands with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol).

The FDA regulates hand sanitizer as an over-the-counter drug, available without a prescription. We test hand sanitizers for quality because it is a product we regulate. We discovered serious safety concerns with some hand sanitizers during recent testing, including:

  • Contamination with potentially toxic types of alcohol
  • Not enough active ingredient (ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol)
  • Labels with false, misleading, or unproven claims

Some hand sanitizers have been recalled and there are more than 150 hand sanitizers the FDA recommends you stop using right away."