SAN NICOLAS DE LOS GARZA, Mexico — LIQ-E S.A. de C.V. is voluntarily recalling all lots and all bottle sizes of The OPTIMUS Instant Hand Sanitizer due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol) that were shipped into the United States. The products were manufactured between April 27, 2020 and May 08, 2020.
Risk Statement: Substantial methanol exposure could result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, and 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. To date, LIQ-E S.A. de C.V. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.
The Hand Sanitizer is distributed in a 55 Gal (208 L) plastic blue drum and in 8.5Fl Oz. (250 mL), 1Gal (3.78 L), and 275 Gal (1,040L) clear plastic HDPE bottles or tank. All are labeled with a green and white label. The product was distributed throughout the United States.
Each product contains a lot number consisting of a letter followed by a dash four digits (example L-1180). This number can be found on the master cartons and written in black pen on the 55 Gal blue drum and the 275 Gal plastic tank.

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