Disney-branded hand sanitizers featuring Mickey Mouse and The Mandalorian from Star Wars have been recalled due to the presence of benzene and methanol.
Best Brands Consumer Products recalls Mandalorian Hand Sanitizer 68% ethyl alcohol, available in green and blue, and Mickey Mouse Hand Sanitizer 68% ethyl alcohol, available in blue, according to a statement from the Food and Drug Administration.
FDA testing revealed the presence of benzene in The Mandalorian hand sanitizer, while the presence of methanol was found in Mickey Mouse brand hand sanitizer.
Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen, the FDA said. Exposure to methanol can cause nausea, vomiting, headaches, blurred vision, coma, seizures, permanent blindness, permanent central nervous system damage or death, the agency said.
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Best Brands has not received any “adverse event” reports related to the recalled hand sanitizers, the FDA said.
The sanitizers come in 2.11 ounce bottles. Affected Mickey Mouse hand sanitizers have an expiration date of June 30 while The Mandalorian hand sanitizers expire on September 30. Consumers who have the hand sanitizers should stop using them and dispose of them immediately.
Last week, Unilever announced it was voluntarily recalling two brands of Suave 24-Hour Protection Aerosol antiperspirant sprays due to high levels of benzene.
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According to the recall notice, consumers with questions or wanting to request a refund should email Best Brands at [email protected]
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