WASHINGTON – A news article posted on foxla.com, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new warning concerning alcohol-based hand sanitizer products and eye injuries. The FDA issued the warning due to a spike in hand sanitizer eye injuries. According to FDA, getting alcohol-based hand sanitizer in the eyes from touching the eyes after using hand sanitizer can damage the surface of the eye.
The FDA announced that between January 1, 2018, and April 30, 2021, there have been more than 3,600 reported cases of eye injuries caused by hand sanitizers. Agency officials reported that the most frequent injury was eye irritation, pain, red-eye, and conjunctivitis. Eye injuries have been reported in all age groups, which happen more often to children.
FDA regulators stated that the agency will not require any official updates to existing drug facts labels. However, the agency wanted to alert the public of the “growing safety issue.” Government regulators reported that they are continuing to monitor the safety and efficacy of alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
FDA administrators also warned consumers to avoid using hand sanitizers around the eyes and if the chemical unintentionally goes into the eyes, the FDA advises rising them for 15 to 20 minutes. Medical officials also recommend that consumers avoid using or buying hand sanitizers containing benzalkonium chloride. The FDA has organized a list of dangerous hand sanitizers on its website.
CONTACT PARKER WAICHMAN LLP FOR A FREE CASE REVIEW
If this or any other recalled product has harmed you or a member of your family, contact Parker Waichman LLP to discuss your potential case. Parker Waichman LLP helps families recover monetary compensation for harm caused by dangerous products. For your free consultation, contact our law firm today by using our live chat or calling 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529).
New York | Brooklyn | Queens | Long Island | New Jersey | Florida
Call us at: 1-800-YOURLAWYER (800-968-7529) | Schedule your free consultation