Disney-branded hand sanitizers featuring Mickey Mouse and Star Wars’ The Mandalorian have been recalled over the presence of benzene and methanol.
Best Brands Consumer Products is recalling The Mandalorian Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 68%, available in green and blue, and Mickey Mouse Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 68%, available in blue, according to a release from the Food and Drug Administration.
FDA testing found the presence of benzene in The Mandalorian hand sanitizer, while the presence of methanol was found in the Mickey Mouse-branded hand sanitizer.
Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen, said the FDA. Exposure to methanol can cause nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, coma, seizures, permanent blindness, permanent damage to the central nervous system, or death, said the agency.
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Best Brands has not received reports of “adverse events” related to the recalled hand sanitizers, said the FDA.
The sanitizers come in 2.11-ounce bottles. The affected Mickey Mouse hand sanitizers have an expiration date of June 30 while The Mandalorian hand sanitizers expire on Sept. 30. Consumers who have the hand sanitizers should stop using them and discard them immediately.
Last week, Unilever said it was voluntarily recalling two brands of Suave 24-Hour Protection Aerosol Antiperspirant sprays due to elevated levels of benzene.
Since the pandemic, hundreds of kinds of hand sanitizer have been recalled. Many were recalled for methanol.
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According to the recall notice, consumers with questions or who want to request a refund, should email Best Brands at Quality@BestBrandsintl.com.
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