The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent warning letters to four makers of hand sanitizing products that claim to prevent infection from Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), E.coli and bird flu. The companies in question are:
Staphaseptic First Aid Antiseptic/Pain Relieving Gel (Tec Laboratories)
Safe4Hours Hand Sanitizing Lotion and Safe4Hours First Aid Antiseptic Skin Protectant (JD Nelson and Associates)
Dr. Tichenor’s Antiseptic Gel (Dr. G.H. Tichenor Antiseptic Co.)
CleanWell All-Natural Foaming Hand Sanitizer, CleanWell All-Natural Hand Sanitizer, CleanWell All-Natural Hand Sanitizing Wipes, and CleanWell All-Natural Antibacterial Foaming Handsoap (Oh So Clean, Inc, doing business as CleanWell Company).
The FDA letters warned each company that their products’ marketing is in breach of federal law and gave them 15 days to correct the violations.