Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line:Are City Officials Forgetting To Tell Somerville Seniors Something About A life Threatening Deadly Problem?

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Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,

Recently Somerville city officials handed out several bottles of “Blumen Hand Sanitizer” to hundreds of Somerville seniors as a kind gesture/political stunt opportunity. The city distributed the toxic product not knowing that the hand sanitizer is defective and contains undeclared amounts of Methonol and the city is trying to figure out the best way to tell the public without creating a citywide panic. WTF let the seniors know before someone gets sick and dies. What’s wrong with you frigin idiots?

According to sources, the City of Somerville is still trying to figure out how to warn to seniors without creating a mass panic.
Call City Hall and find out what’s going on and get the truth out of these political hack before somebody gets sick and dies.

The FDA Had Declared That 4e Brands North America Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Hand Sanitizer Due to Potential Presence of Undeclared Methanol (Wood Alcohol)

Company Announcement
San Antonio, Texas, 4e Brands North America is voluntarily recalling ten (10) bottle sizes of Hand Sanitizers to the consumer level. The products are being recalled due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol).
Risk Statement: Substantial methanol exposure could result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk, young children who accidentally ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk for methanol poisoning. To date, 4e Brands North America has not received reports of adverse events related to this recall.
FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested.
The agency is aware of adults and children ingesting hand sanitizer products contaminated with methanol that has led to recent adverse events including blindness, hospitalizations and death.
Methanol is not an acceptable active ingredient for hand sanitizers and must not be used due to its toxic effects. FDA’s investigation of methanol in certain hand sanitizers is ongoing. The agency will provide additional information as it becomes available.
Consumers who have been exposed to hand sanitizer containing methanol and are experiencing symptoms should seek immediate treatment for potential reversal of toxic effects of methanol poisoning. Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk for methanol poisoning, young children who accidently ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk.
FDA reminds consumers to wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing one’s nose. If soap and water are not readily available, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend consumers use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent ethanol (also referred to as ethyl alcohol).
FDA remains vigilant and will continue to take action when quality issues arise with hand sanitizers.

Recalled Products
These products are used as hand sanitizers and marketed to help decrease bacteria on the skin when soap and water are not available. The affected Hand Sanitizers are packaged in clear plastic bottles. The recalled products are as follows (a full listing of lot numbers in numerical order is included below the chart):
BLUMEN
Advanced
Instant Hand
Sanitizer
Clear 60599-015-00 33.8 fl oz / 1L ‪814266023747‬ 2213, 2219, 2220, 2221, 2223, 2225, 2252, 2255,
2226, 2227, 2254, 2467,
2244, 2247, 2229, 2845,
2847, 2212, 2217, 2222,
2250, 2249, 2463, 2465,
2676, 2678, 2846, 2216,
2228, 2399, 2464, 2466,
2684, 2246, 2259, 2675,
2683, 2218, 2245, 2231,
2258, 2202, 2215, 2224,
2441, 2251, 2230, 2681,
2256, 2257, 2679, 2682
BLUMEN
Advanced
Hand
Sanitizer 60599-012-04 7.5 fl oz/ 221 ml ‪814266023624‬ 2369, 2440, 2368, 2499,
2439, 2576, 2680, 2744,
2498, 2968, 2497
60599-012-08 33.8 fl oz / 1L ‪814266023693‬ 2833, 2748, 2844, 2838,
2775, 2750, 2837, 2839,
2836, 2786, 2905, 2897,
2898, 2907, 2896, 2899,
2906, 2908, 2997, 2372,
2894, 2895, 2374, 2373,
2909
BLUMEN
Clear LEAR
Advanced
Hand
Sanitizer 60599 -017-00 18 fl oz / 532 ml ‪814266023914‬ 2910 , 2753
60599-018-01 2 fl oz / 60 ml ‪814266023716‬ 2234, 2571, 2383
BLUMEN
Clear
Advanced
Hand
Sanitizer 60599-018-02 7.5 fl oz / 221 ml ‪814266023624‬ 2743, 2507, 2459, 2543,
2797, 2799, 2461, 2542,
2800, 2802, 2601, 2361,
2546, 2371, 2544, 2462, 2573, 2574, 2670, 2671,
2787, 2891, 2998, 2140,
2265, 2804, 2889, 2438,
2400, 2401, 2382, 2504,
3007, 2128, 2131, 2266,
2365, 2458, 2460, 2773,
2512, 2296, 2133, 2352,
2364, 2457, 2545, 2883,
2969, 2268, 2243, 2878,
2363, 2134
60599-018-04 17 fl oz / 503 ml ‪814266024096‬ 2263, 2362, 2367, 2780,
2269, 2264, 2741, 2749,
2366, 2745, 2778, 2188,
2293, 2294, 2132, 2135,
2669, 2501, 2673, 2505,
2885, 2788, 2877, 2879,
2187, 2130, 2261, 2262,
2600, 2500, 2509, 2515,
2752, 2876, 2351, 2295, 2297, 2575, 2834, 2514,
2890, 2129, 2136, 2832,
2506, 2508, 2892, 2911,
2742, 2502, 2503, 2831,
2779, 2511, 2835, 2740,
2776, 2513, 2785, 2516,
2267
60599-018-06 1.05 GAL / 4L ‪814266023686‬ 2887, 2888, 2672, 2746,
2510, 2886, 2884, 2602,
2747, 2830, 2777, 2518,
2774, 2801, 2781, 2798,
2784, 2805
60599-018-07 3.4 fl oz 100 ml ‪814266023594‬ 2360, 2370, 2531, 2567,
2141, 2967, 2843, 2880,
2253
BLUMEN Aloe
Advanced
Hand
Sanitizer, with
70 Alcohol 60599-028-00; 3.4 fl oz / 100 ml ‪814266023587‬ 2369, 2440, 2368
The Hand Sanitizer is in a clear bottle with a blue cap. The product label contains only blue, white, silver, and red coloring. The lot number is four digits and printed on the bottle.
The product was distributed nationwide in the United States through retailers and distributors.
4e Brands North America is notifying its distributors and retailers by recall letter and consumers via this press release. 4e Brands North America is arranging for the return and refund of all recalled products.
Consumers/distributors/retailers that have the product subject to this recall should stop using/distributing/selling Hand Sanitizer and return it to the place of purchase.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact 4e Brands North America LLC during business hours: ‪Monday – Friday 08:00 am‬ – 5:00 pm EST at:
Toll Free: ‪888-843-0254‬
FAX: ‪888-214-7430‬
Email: 4EBrands8797@stericycle.com Event 8797
Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this product.
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
* Complete and submit the report Online
* Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- ‪800-332-1088‬ to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to ‪1-800-FDA-0178‬
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Link to CDER Release

Company Contact Information
Consumers:
4e Brands North America LLC
‪888-843-0254‬
4EBrands8797@stericycle.com

 

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