A nationwide recall of Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer was announced because of the potential of undeclared methanol or wood alcohol.
According to a company announcement, 38,830 liters of the hand sanitizer, packaged in 1-liter bottles, are being recalled.
A number of side effects from possible methanol exposure were listed, including nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, blindness, seizures, coma, damage to the nervous system and death.
Young children who accidentally ingest the products and adolescents and adults who drink it as an alcohol substitute are most at risk for methanol poisoning, according to the news release. There have not been any reported incidents related to the recall.
The lot number of the product is 0530, and the expiration date is 04/2022. It was distributed nationwide. The product should be returned to the place of purchase.
For more information, visit https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/uvt-inc-issues-voluntary-nationwide-recall-saniderm-advanced-hand-sanitizer-due-potential-presence.
In addition, the FDA has advised consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.
Community organizations and businesses are allowed to apply for CARES Act funding that has become available to Wyandotte County.
The application for CARES Act grants through the Unified Government were posted on the UG’s website on Monday, June 29. Applications will close on July 13.
The UG is expected to receive about $37.3 million in available funding. The funding may be distributed to UG departments, other local governments such as Bonner Springs and Edwardsville city governments, school districts and educational organizations in Wyandotte County, nonprofit organizations and agencies in Wyandotte County. Also, Wyandotte County businesses are eligible to apply for loans.
All of the funding requests are expected to have a direct link to COVID-19 relief or recovery efforts. The local government, health and social service agencies will have priority in the first round of funding, according to the application. There are expected to be two more rounds of funding, including one for private businesses, according to information on the website.
After being approved by the UG, the applications will go to the state of Kansas for approval.
It was stated at a previous meeting that the grants would have to be spent by the end of December 2020.
The application link is https://us.openforms.com/Form/6273fe80-8bba-4c18-b4e7-e551096d8a83
To see an earlier story about the CARES Act funding at the local level, visit http://www.wyandottedaily.com/wyandotte-county-to-receive-37-3-million-in-cares-act-funding/.
A student from Kansas City, Kansas, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Kristen Littleton, majoring in animal science, was named to the dean’s list.
Students on the dean’s list are full-time and have a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a scale of 4.0.