Shane Erickson, Inc. issues voluntary nationwide recall of hand sanitizer due to potential for methanol exposure

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Shane Erickson, Inc. DBA Innovative Marketing Consultants, has issued a nationwide recall through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the following products:

  • Lot 2020/05/11 and MFG 2020/05/10 L/N 20200510-3 of IMC Wash-Free Hand Sanitizer 50ml, 100ml, and 300ml
  • Wash Free Hand Sanitizer 300 ml Lot 2020/05/11
  • Thrifty White Pharmacy Wash-Free Hand Sanitizer 300 ml Lot 2020/05/11

These products are being recalled due to the potential for the presence of methanol (wood alcohol). Substantial methanol exposure can cause nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, and death.


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Anyone using these products is at risk, however young children who accidentally ingest the sanitizer or anyone drinking it as an alcohol substitute are most at risk for methanol poisoning. To date, Shane Erickson, Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to the product(s) of this recall.

All products are packaged in a plastic bottle. The 50 ml are in a HDPE opaque white bottle with a blue cap, the 100 ml is in a clear PET bottle with a clear cap, and the 300 ml are in a clear PET bottle with a black pump. The product can be identified by checking the product size, UPC details, lot number and expiration date on the bottle containing the product. The product can also be identified by this information on the back label: Made in China, Distributed by IMC 4284 Shoreline Dr., Spring Park, MN 55384, YUEWEIXIAOZHENGZI (2020) – 04 – No. 0023.

Many products also have custom labels – including from Safeway, SoFi Stadium, Northwood Church, etc. Photos of the custom labels can be viewed in the gallery below.

The hand sanitizer was distributed nationwide in the USA to wholesale and retail customers.

Consumer, distributors, and retailers that have product, which is being recalled, should stop use or distribution and return to place of purchase. Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Shane Erickson, Inc. by phone at 952.252.1254 or email, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm central time.

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