Blumen hand sanitizers recalled; Benson removes products from shelves

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DPHSS and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) would like to inform the public of a voluntary recall of ten different bottle sizes of Blumen Hand Sanitizers by 4e Brands North America because of potential presence of undeclared methanol (wood alcohol).

The affected Blumen Hand Sanitizers are packaged in clear plastic bottles with blue caps. The product label contains only blue, white, silver, and red coloring. The lot number is four digits and printed on the bottle. The recalled products are as follows:

Product(s)

NDC(s)

SIZE

UPC

LOT

BLUMEN

Advanced Instant

Hand Sanitizer Clear

60599-015-00

33.8 fl oz / 1L

814266023747

2213, 2219, 2220, 2221, 2223, 2225, 2252, 2255, 2226, 2227, 2254, 2467, 2244, 2247, 2229, 2845, 2847, 2212, 2217, 2222, 2250, 2249, 2463, 2465, 2676, 2678, 2846, 2216, 2228, 2399, 2464, 2466, 2684, 2246, 2259, 2675, 2683, 2218, 2245, 2231, 2258, 2202, 2215, 2224, 2441, 2251, 2230, 2681, 2256, 2257, 2679, 2682

BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer

60599-012-04

7.5 fl oz/ 221 ml

814266023624

2369, 2440, 2368, 2499, 2439, 2576, 2680, 2744, 2498, 2968, 2497

60599-012-08

33.8 fl oz / 1L

814266023693

2833, 2748, 2844, 2838, 2775, 2750, 2837, 2839, 2836, 2786, 2905, 2897, 2898, 2907, 2896, 2899, 2906, 2908, 2997, 2372,

2894, 2895, 2374, 2373, 2909

BLUMEN Clear

 LEAR Advanced Hand Sanitizer

60599 -017-00

18 fl oz / 532 ml

814266023914

2910, 2753

60599-018-01

2 fl oz / 60 ml

814266023716

2234, 2571, 2383

BLUMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer

60599-018-02

7.5 fl oz / 221 ml

814266023624

2743, 2507, 2459, 2543, 2797, 2799, 2461, 2542, 2800, 2802, 2601, 2361, 2546, 2371, 2544, 2462, 2573, 2574, 2670, 2671,

2787, 2891, 2998, 2140, 2265, 2804, 2889, 2438, 2400, 2401, 2382, 2504, 3007, 2128, 2131, 2266, 2365, 2458, 2460, 2773,

2512, 2296, 2133, 2352, 2364, 2457, 2545, 2883, 2969, 2268, 2243, 2878, 2363, 2134

60599-018-04

17 fl oz / 503 ml

814266024096

2263, 2362, 2367, 2780, 2269, 2264, 2741, 2749, 2366, 2745, 2778, 2188, 2293, 2294, 2132, 2135, 2669, 2501, 2673, 2505,

2885, 2788, 2877, 2879, 2187, 2130, 2261, 2262, 2600, 2500, 2509, 2515, 2752, 2876, 2351, 2295, 2297, 2575, 2834, 2514,

2890, 2129, 2136, 2832, 2506, 2508, 2892, 2911, 2742, 2502, 2503, 2831, 2779, 2511, 2835, 2740, 2776, 2513, 2785, 2516,

2267

60599-018-06

1.05 GAL / 4L

814266023686

2887, 2888, 2672, 2746, 2510, 2886, 2884, 2602, 2747, 2830, 2777, 2518, 2774, 2801, 2781, 2798, 2784, 2805

60599-018-07

3.4 fl oz 100 ml

814266023594

2360, 2370, 2531, 2567, 2141, 2967, 2843, 2880, 2253

BLUMEN Aloe Advanced Hand

Sanitizer, with 70 Alcohol

60599-028-00

3.4 fl oz / 100 ml

814266023587

2369, 2440, 2368

The products were distributed nationwide in the United States through retailers and distributors.

To date, the Division of Environmental Health of DPHSS has determined that affected Blumen Hand Sanitizers were sold at Benson hardware store in Maite.

Benson reported that they received 624 bottles of 7.5 fl. oz. and 480 bottles of 17.0 fl. oz. from an off-island supplier; 183 bottles of 7.5. fl. oz. and 145 bottles of the 17.0 fl. oz. were sold prior to the recall.

Benson was notified by their supplier on July 15, 2020, and took corrective actions immediately. All affected products were removed from store shelves.

The Division has not received any local report of injuries or illnesses associated with the use of these recalled commodities. Consumers who have purchased the items listed above are urged to stop using, distributing, or selling these products and return it to the place of purchase.

Substantial methanol exposure could result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, 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.

Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they experience any problems that may be related to taking or using this product. Questions regarding this recall may be directed to 4e Brands North America LLC by calling 1-888-843-0254 during business hours (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. EST) or emailing 4EBrands8797@stericycle.com.

For any questions, please contact the Consumer Commodities Program at the Division of Environmental Health at 300-9579.

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit dphss.guam.gov or guamrecovery.com. For inquiries on COVID-19, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.

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