Indiana woman sues distributor of recalled hand sanitizer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana woman has filed a lawsuit against the distributor of a recalled hand sanitizer alleging her children had severe side effects.

The lawsuit, filed earlier this month in St. Joseph County, seeks penalties. The lawsuit names 4e Brands North America, a Texas distributor of Blumen hand sanitizer, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found contains toxic methanol. The company issued a voluntary recall in July. The lawsuit seeks class action status.

The company didn’t return a message Sunday seeking comment. Indiana health officials on Sunday reported 880 confirmed COVID-19 cases and six additional deaths.