Packaging that the FDA thinks can get hand sanitizer confused with food got six products on the agency’s Do Not Use list.
The six: Smart Care’s Barbie Hand Sanitizer, Hot Wheels Hand Sanitizer, Minions Hand Sanitizer, Paw Patrol Hand Sanitizer, JoJo Siwa Dreamer Hand Sanitizer and Trolls World Tour Hand Sanitizer.
Unlike its issues with other hand sanitizers on the 194-product long list, the FDA claims no problem with the actual hand sanitizer in Smart Care’s 0.84-ounce pouches designed to be attractive to kids. It’s the combination of the pouches themselves, kids likely being given the hand sanitizer as they head back to school and children’s carelessness or curiosity, despite the packaging warning, “Do Not Eat.”
The FDA said, “Hand sanitizer products packaged in containers resembling food pouches commonly used for children’s applesauce and other pureed foods that present increased risk of accidental ingestion by children.”
And the fatalities the FDA knows about from hand sanitizer came from people drinking them.
Though distributor Ashtel Studios was asked to recall the hand sanitizers, Ashtel hasn’t done so.