INDIANAPOLIS – A veteran-owned sanitizer company based in Indianapolis announced the city’s first Sanitizer Exchange Program today, less than a week after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recalled hand sanitizer list topped 200.
SaniGo, a producer of USA made sanitizer for the last decade, will host the Sanitizer Exchange Program from 1-5 p.m. everyday Friday at their production facility, located at 6230 Corporate Drive, Indianapolis. The first day will be Oct. 16, with exchange days scheduled through the end of 2020.
The veteran-owned small business said anyone who finds their hand sanitizer on the FDA’s recall list can bring the product, which will be properly disposed of by staff, and will receive one 4 oz. spray bottle of SaniGo Sanitizer in exchange. The program is also open to anyone who just dislikes the smell or formula of their current hand sanitizer. Bottles not on the FDA’s recall list are eligible for a free 2 oz. bottle of SaniGo Sanitizer.
“We know there is a real need for quality, safe sanitizer now more than ever,” SaniGo Business Development Manager Jordan Mendenhall said. “And while we know our USA made sanitizer is safe, that’s not the case with all products on the market currently. That’s why we’re proud to offer a new sanitizer exchange program to locals who find themselves with bad products.”
SaniGo Sanitizer is made with 75 percent isopropyl alcohol, formulated in accordance with FDA, and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, and is safe for anyone over the age of two months.
As of Oct. 8 the FDA had recalled 203 toxic hand sanitizers, most of which contain potential methanol or propanol contamination. According to and FDA report on July 20, the “agency has seen a sharp increase” in products labeled to contain ethanol, but have tested positive for methanol contamination.
Mendenhall added the company would consider adding hours if popularity of the program warranted additional days.
For more information about the exchange program, visit the SaniGo website HERE.
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