According to a recall notice issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Wednesday, methanol, a substance often used to create fuel and antifreeze, was found in more hand sanitizers on Wednesday.
The agency alerted consumers that a toxic recall had been initiated for certain lots of perfumed hand soaps from Scentsational Soaps, Inc. after discovering the presence of the scented ingredient.The agency has also discovered the presence of benzene and acetaldehyde.
Overall, the recall covers five lots of the Scentsational Soaps Candles scented hand sanitizer sprays of the Black and White Collection and Three of the Ulta Beauty CollectionUlta Beauty Collection scented hand sanitizer sprays.
The products were owned by TJ Maxx and Marshalls, which were sold nationwide as well as Ulta Beauty stores.
According to the FDA notice, Ulta Beauty has since removed the recalled Ulta Beauty Collection from its websites and online stores.
Representatives from FOX Business did not immediately respond to TJX Companies Inc. request for comment.
As owners of the company, my wife and I want to reassure consumers and customers that we are doing absolutely everything possible in order to carry out this recall effectively and effectively and ensure it does not happen again, Steve Morrison of Scentsational Soaps Candles said in a statement.
It's a problem that the FDA is involved in repeatedly over the course of the pandemic.Last summer the agency passed on a list of potentially dangerous hand sanitizers to test after observing an increase in sanitizers which tested positive ethanol, but contained methanol.
The list of 20th products which has since amounted to 236 products came because consumers needed alcohol more than ever before.
Methanol is not an acceptable ingredient in hand sanitizers and must not be used due to its toxic effects, the FDA stated in July.
According to the FDA, substantial exposure to methanol can result in nausea, vomiting and headaches. Sharp vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death.
Consumers whose symptoms are severe should seek immediate treatment, said the agency.
, Scentsational Soaps Candles, Inc. notified its direct customers and asked that they immediately remove the recalled products from commerce, according to the FDA.