Essaar Inc. issued a voluntary recall on Jan. 4 on Soho Fresh 70% Rubbing Alcohol in 33.81 oz. clear plastic bottles to the consumer level after the FDA analysis of the product revealed it is contaminated with methanol.
The product is used as an external purpose use rubbing alcohol and is packaged in clear plastic bottles with lot number 200528303 and UPC 7502268987367.
Soho Fresh was distributed nationwide to retail stores.
According to the FDA, substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, 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, Essar Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.
Consumers who have purchased this product should not open the package or use the contents. Instead, they should return the product to the location of purchase for a full refund or call Essaar Inc. at 201-647-7606 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Eastern Standard Time. Essaar Inc. can also be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.