Albek de Mexico S.A. de C.V. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Hand Sanitizers Due to Potential Presence of Undeclared Methanol

Company Announcement

SAN JUAN del RIO QUERETARO, Mexico — ALBEK de Mexico S.A. de C.V. is voluntarily recalling all lots and all brands of hand sanitizer currently in US distribution to the consumer level. The products were manufactured between November 7, 2019 and June 28, 2020.

This recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution due to detection of methanol in hand sanitizer samples manufactured by Albek when product was presented for import into the United States.

Risk Statement: Substantial methanol exposure could result in serious health effects (including nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, severe abdominal pain, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, nervous system damage) or death. Persons using methanol-based products on their hands may be at risk. Young children who accidently ingest them and adolescents and adults who drink such products are most at risk for methanol poisoning. To date, there have been no reports of serious adverse events related to the products in the scope of this recall.

Recalled Products: The products are labeled for use as a hand sanitizer (or “antiseptic”) and are packaged for several nationwide distributors in a variety of formats as indicated in the table as follows:

BRANDS:NuuxsanModesaAssuredAssuredNext
Product NameNuuxsan Instant Hand SanitizerModesa Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers and Aloe VeraAssured Hand Sanitizer Vitamin E and AloeAssured Hand Sanitizer Aloe VeraNext Hand Sanitizer
NDC72758-005-02, 72758-001-0872758-011-2372758-010-2372758-009-2350066-605-08
Sizes8 fl oz8 fl oz8 fl oz8 fl oz8 fl oz
UPC71362000017532251380426639277928597639277928610650240053573
Affected LotsAll Lot #s1931104AL1931101AL1931102ALThe affected lots end in:
1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005

These products were distributed nationwide in the United States beginning on November, 15 2019.

Albek is partnering with its distributors, who will help notify their customers by phone calls, emails, and/or mailed letters and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Consumers, distributors, and retailers that have product which is being recalled should stop use or distribution and return to place of purchase.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Albek de Mexico S.A. de C.V. during the business hours business hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm (CT)

Email: contact@albek.com.mx

Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using these products.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


Company Contact Information

Consumers: Albek de Mexico S.A. de C.V. (713)961-0262 contact@albek.com.mxMedia:Manuel Beltrán M. 52 1 427 101 8200 ext. 102


Product Photos

  • Product label front and back, Assured Hand Sanitizer Vitamin E 8 fl oz plastic bottles; UPC 639277928597
  • Product label front and back, Assured Hand Sanitizer Aloe Vera 8 fl oz plastic bottles; UPC 639277928610
  • Product label front and back, Next Hand Sanitizer 8 fl oz plastic bottles; UPC 650240053573
  • Product label front and back, Nuuxsan Hand Sanitizer 8 fl oz plastic bottles; UPC 713620000175
  • Product label front and back, Modesa Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers and Aloe Vera 8 fl oz plastic bottles; UPC 032251380426

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