A company’s hand sanitizer products contain life-threatening substances, FDA warns

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns the public not to use gel alcohol Products made by a Mexican company because they contain a poisonous substance called methanol, which can be fatal when absorbed through the skin or ingested.

The warning applies to nine hand sanitizer products made by the company, called Eskbiochem, according to a FDA statement. The agency said it found methanol in samples taken from several of the company’s products.