How To Make A Claim For The Germ-X Hand Sanitizer Recall

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How To Make A Claim For The Germ-X Hand Sanitizer Recall

When a Product You Trust Turns Out to Be Unsafe

Hand sanitizers such as Germ X provide a quick and simple way to keep your hands clean when you can't get to a sink and soapy hot water. Unfortunately, the hand sanitizer you trust may not be safe to use. Would you know what to do if and when there is a ? Here's how to handle such a problem if and when it appears.

What Is Germ-X?

Made with 62 percent ethyl alcohol, Germ-X is a waterless hand cleaner manufactured by employee-owned Vi-Jon Laboratories. The St Louis-based organization is supported by five distribution centers in Missouri and Tennessee as well as manufacturing facilities in China that produce millions of bottles of hand sanitizers and antimicrobial liquid soaps every day, according to the company website.

original formula comes in bottles that range in size from two ounces to 67.6 ounces. Germ-X original formula is also available in a pump spray, continuous spray dispensers, single-use wipes, and 1.25-ounce carabiner containers that can be hung on a belt. Germ-X also offers an aloe-scented product as well as an advanced formula hand sanitizer for healthcare workers that delivers 70 percent ethyl alcohol to kill bacteria and germs.

Germ-X Ingredients

In addition to ethyl alcohol, Germ-X contains:

Carbomer interpolymer type AMaltodextrinPropylene glycol
Triethanolamine lactateFD&C Blue No. 1FD&C Yellow No. 5

Is There a Germ-X Hand Sanitizer Recall?

Explaining that frequent hand-washing with hot water and soap is one of the most effective methods of preventing the spread of disease, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently recalled in excess of 200 hand sanitizer products that were discovered to contain unacceptable amounts of dangerous chemicals such as benzene, acetaldehyde, and acetal contaminants.

Benzene has been proven to trigger certain forms of cancer in humans. The results of animal studies show that acetaldehyde may also cause various cancers in humans as well as contributing to serious illness or death. Acetal is known to irritate the respiratory tract, eyes, and skin. Although the precise risk from hand sanitizers containing the aforementioned chemical is unknown, the FDA recommends that consumers immediately stop using contaminated products.

At the time of this writing, Germ-X sanitizers appear to be safe for human use. Sanitizers that did make it onto the FDA recall list include but are not limited to:

  • The Honeykeeper Hand Sanitizer
  • QualitaMed Hand Sanitizer
  • O.K. Pharmacy Hand Sanitizer
  • NuuxSan Instant Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer
  • Modesa Instant Hand Sanitizer Moisturizers and Vitamin E
  • Modesa Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers and Vitamin E
  • Modesa Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers and Aloe Vera
  • M Hand Sanitizer Alcohol Antiseptic topical solution 80%
  • LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer
  • Hello Kitty Hand Sanitizer
  • Dolphin Hands Sanitizer
  • Cklass Hand Sanitizer With Aloe Enriched With Moisturizing Emollient Agents
  • Blumen Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer with 70% Alcohol with Glycerin and Aloe
  • Blumen Antibacterial Fresh Citrus Hand Sanitizer
  • Blumen Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender
  • Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe
  • Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer with Aloe and Moisturizers
  • Artnaturals hand sanitizers

How to Report an Unsafe Hand Sanitizer Product

Health care professionals and consumers can report prescription and over-the-counter medications, medical devices, nutritional products, foods, cosmetics, and biologics to the FDA via the FDA MedWatch website.

How to Claim a Germ-X Rebate on Your Own

  1. Make an account at RecallGuide.
  2. Provide your email address to be advised of future recalls of hand sanitizer or any other product sold in the United States. Doing so will keep you in the loop regarding manufacturer warnings and other consumer info.
  3. You can also call the manufacturer of Germ-X at (314) 427-1000 to ask about recalls.

Pay attention to the news and watch store shelves for recall notices. If you see one, act on it without delay to protect the health of you and your family.

There Is an Easier Way to Claim a Product Recall

No matter what sort of product is recalled for safety reasons, DoNotPay can streamline the process of claiming a refund or replacement. It only takes a minute. Here's how:

  1. Drop by DoNotPay and do a search for "recalls"
  2. Tell us where and when you purchased the item that's being recalled
  3. Tell us if you bought the recalled product at a brick-and-mortar store or online
  4. Enter your transaction details and upload an image if required
  5. Ask the DNP chatbot to demand a refund or replacement

Believe it or not, that's all there is to it! The DNP AI Consumer Champion will send your request directly to the manufacturer. Within days, the company will contact you with confirmation along with directions about how to get your refund or replacement product.

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