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LIQ-E S.A. de C.V. recalls Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer

The products may contain methanol (wood alcohol)

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LIQ-E S.A. de C.V. is recalling all lots and all bottle sizes of Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer.

The products may contain methanol (wood alcohol), which can produce nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death.

There are no reports of adverse events to date.

The following products, manufactured between April 27, 2020, and May 8, 2020, and sold throughout the U.S., are being recalled:

Product(s)NDCsSizesUPCLot #s & Expiration Dates
Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer75416-002-018.5Fl Oz.(250 mL)7501799115621(L) 20-02 EXP 05/2022
Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer75416-001-0455 Gal (208 L)7501799118998See List
Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer75416-378-041 GAL (3.78L)7501799118837(L) 20-03 EXP 05/22
Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer75416-004-01275 Gal (1,040 L)7501799118981(L) 5200 EXP 05/2022

55 Gal Blue Drum Lot Numbers:

L-1160 EXP 05/2022L-2160 EXP 05/2022L-3160 EXP 05/2022L-1180 EXP 05/2022L-2180 EXP 05/2022L-2190 EXP 05/2022
L-1200 EXP 06/2022L-2200 EXP 06/2022L-3200 EXP 06/2022L-4200 EXP 06/2022L-5200 EXP 06/2022L-1210 EXP 06/2022L-2210 EXP 06/2022

Master Cartons Lot Numbers:


The hand sanitizer comes in a 55 Gal (208 L) plastic blue drum, and in 8.5-Fl oz. (250 mL), 1 gallon (3.78 L), and 275 gallon (1,040L) clear plastic HDPE bottles or tank with a green and white label.

What to do

Customers who purchased the recalled product should stop using and return it to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions may contact the company toll free: at 5281 81316021 from 9:00am – 5:00pm (CT), or by email at Ignacio.ortiz@liqesa.com.

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