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Not All Hand Sanitizers are Created Equal

Hand sanitizer has been hard to find since the coronavirus outbreak started in the U.S. in March. Because sanitizer was in such scarce supply, non-traditional manufacturers like distilleries and other began producing hand sanitizer. Some did so safely following FDA guidelines; others did not. Over the past few months, the FDA has recalled dozens of hand sanitizer brands with the most recent recall occurring in early July. According to Fast Company, “On July 2, the FDA issued a public warning about methanol-contaminated hand sanitizers. The product list included in that warning features 17 entries, all of which were made in Mexico. They were identified on their labels as containing ethanol, aka ethyl alcohol, yet tested positive for methanol.”

Eco Promotional Products, launched more than 10 years ago has always been committed to only selling the safest USA made hand sanitizers.  We fulfilled as many orders as we could before inventory was depleted in late March at our two main U.S. FDA registered facilities. We stayed true to our mission of being the safe place for promotional products and made a company decision to continue selling only hand sanitizers that are USA made in FDA registered facilities. For about six weeks, we were not able to fulfill orders for customers. As a Certified B Corp, we always put the safety of our customers above profit. Because of our personal relationships with our factories, we were able to begin selling sanitizer to our customers before most other distributors. We thank our customers who not only ordered but waited patiently for their hand sanitizer to arrive. Those receiving branded sanitizer will appreciate your commitment to their health and safety.

As supply has leveled, Eco Promotional Products is offering many more hand sanitizer options in various sizes. We are helping businesses and schools reopen with sustainable PPE such as bulk hand sanitizer, face masks, thermometers, touch-free tools, social distancing decals, antimicrobial pens and more.

Eco Promotional Products is a Certified B Corp, WBENC, WOSB & Green America Gold business. Our mission is to offer sustainable, quality products with our customer’s safety in mind. With every order placed, a tree is planted in the customer’s name. Let us help you welcome students and staff back to schools or offices safely.

The FDA advises consumers not to use hand sanitizers from these companies, or products with these names or NDC numbers.