In pursuit of profits, many products available today misleadingly market themselves as hand sanitizers despite not being registered with the FDA as such, thereby selfishly placing consumers at risk by compelling them to cheaply purchase products with formulas that have not been verified to deliver on the claims made on their respective labels. Unfortunately, even big-box retailers have naively fallen prey to the predatory tactics of these companies, which means that even some of the products that line the shelves of your favorite retailers may contain formulas that are not only ineffective, but even hazardous to your health. The use of methanol in hand sanitizer is one example of such foul play. Supporting these kinds of companies undermines the efforts of our government to facilitate a market that is not only innovative and competitive, but more importantly, safe for the American people.
Every time you make a purchase you are casting a vote for the kinds of products and companies you want available on the market, so please be sure to always check the labels of your hand sanitizing products for an NDC to ensure that you are contributing to a safe and economically-productive environment not only for yourself, but for those around you and in your country.