Eskbiochem, apparently a Mexican based company, has apparently been making (and distributing?) hand sanitizers which have been discovered by the FDA to "possibly" contain methanol. I have yet to research and/or learn how this was determined.
FDA advises to immediately stop using any of the 9 listed products and dispose of them as haz mats, which means that for many areas, they cannot be included in regular household trash.
In my area, there's a recycling center which accepts items (such as computers) which household trash companies can't or won't take, and it also has a haz mat section for the toxic materials. In another area, residents must take haz mat items to a special area where they can be treated appropriately.
If you're not sure how to dispose of haz mat items, contact either your community DPW, or your private trash hauler for information on how your community handles toxins.
I'm going to follow this topic; I'd like to know how this happened, where the potential toxic sanitizers may have been distributed (especially if they were sold directly to nursing homes or other medical facilities), if there are American distributors, and how the FDA discovered the methanol in the sanitizers.
Please warn your family and friends. Apparently the consequences of using something with methanol on your skin can range from illness to death.
If anyone has any information or insight into this situation, especially areas of distribution, including commercial (nursing homes) areas, please share it. I want to warn friends and family, but am still interested in how this happened.