Consumer Question: What is percentage of Active Ingredient in safeHands®

Hi safeHands,
I am looking for a foaming hand sanitizer comparable to the now defunct product KLEAN by Katadyn–free of waxes, and alcohols, harsh chemicals, etc.
What is the percent of BZK in your foaming sanitizer, and what are the inactive ingredients?
Thank you for your time.

Scott,

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Hi Scott,gentle

Thanks for the inquiry. The percentage to BZK is 0.013%. Inactive ingredients include Water, Cocamidopropyl PG Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Propylene glycol, Triethylene glycol, Polysorbate-20, Fragrance (depending on scent) Color – FD&C Blue No.1 – Red (depending on scent)

 

Regards,

safeHands Digital Customer Service

Alcohol Free safeHands® Germ Destroying Ingredient

Benzalkonium chlorideThe main ingredient in alcohol free safeHands foaming hand sanitizer?  Benzalkonium chloride

Benzalkonium chloride has been used safely for decades in eye drops, nose sprays, and original first-aid products, and lends itself to some of the most superior and trustworthy products in the marketplace.

More than likely you probably have a product in your household that uses Benzalkonum chloride.

According to the FDA:

Facts about topical antiseptic products. Over-the-counter (OTC) topical antiseptic drugs for use according to the label instructions to reduce the number of bacteria on the skin prior to surgery or injections.Commonly used products contain isopropyl or ethyl alcohol, povidone iodine, poloxamer iodine, benzalkonium chloride, benzethonium chloride, or chlorhexidine gluconate as a single agent or in combination with alcohol.Additional Information for Patients and CaregiversWhen used properly, over-the-counter (OTC) topical antiseptics are safe and effective products to reduce the number of bacteria on the skin prior to surgery or an injection.

Source: FDA – http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm374711.htm

 

 

These Things Could Have Been Avoided If Only They Used safeHands Alcohol Free Hand Sanitizer

The following are real Tweets from people. safeHands is not responsible for the following content on Twitter. Use caution when using hand sanitizer.

All of These Things Could Have Been Avoided If Only They Used safeHands Alcohol Free Hand Sanitizer

Killing Germs Not Animals: safeHands is Cruelty Free

At safeHands, we believe in killing germs, not animals. We do not test our products on animals.  We are part of the  commitment to eliminate animal testing by pledging to only produce products certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny.

Animal Safe Sanitizer

We are cruelty free!

  • We took the pledge to be cruelty fee.
  • We have been since day one.
  • We won’t test on animals…and never will!

Human tested – Animal Safe

Our products are for killing germs….not animals.

 

 

 

COMING SOON 

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Thank You Letter From Teacher

If there is any profession that deals with germs and sickness on a daily basis (besides individuals who work in the medical field) it is teachers. We sent some of our Bubble Gum scented alcohol free hand sanitizer to the PTA for their Teacher Appreciation Week.

Dear safeHands ,

“I want to take this time to thank you for your generous donation of Alcohol Free Squirt hand sanitizer for our Teacher Appreciation Week.. Our theme this year was Super Hero Week. The teachers loved receiving a bottle of Bubblegum Squirts in their mailboxes. We were really surprised at the pleasant smell and non-stickiness of your product too!”

Thank you,
Nancy
PTA Staff

Summer is Here: Hand Sanitizer and Traveling

Summer is upon us, the kids will be out of school, and it’s time for traveling. Also as you travel to different destinations, you’ll not only encounter the locals but their local germs. If you find yourself using an alcohol based hand sanitizer frequently, you should give alcohol free safeHands®  sanitizer a try.

 

Is safeHands® hand sanitizer safe to take on planes? Does the TSA allow safeHands® alcohol free hand sanitizer in your carry-on?

Yes. According to the TSA website, each traveler can carry up to a 3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle or less (by volume) (Source: http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/3-1-1-carry-ons )

However when it comes to traditional hand santizer, it may fall under the category of prohibited items according to the TSA Website.

Hazardous Material (HAZMAT): A substance or material that has been determined by the
Secretary of Transportation to be capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety, or
property when transported in commerce as designated by DOT regulations and 49 C.F.R. 171.8.
For liquids and gels, it includes household and personal hygiene items with a high alcohol
content (>40 proof or 20% alcohol), such as perfume, after shave, hand sanitizer, mouthwash,
etc.

(Source: http://www.tsa.gov/video/pdfs/mds/TSA_MD_200_52_FINAL_080410.pdf )

If the liquid is considered a hazardous material that is permitted onboard an aircraft, it is still subject to the 3-1-1 limitations. Many questions arise on whether an item is hazardous material and what requirements must be met to take it on an aircraft. The Pipeline Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) at 1-800-467-4922 or the aircraft operator on which you are flying can assist you with your questions concerning hazardous material.

(Source: http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/prohibited-items )

Travel with safeHands® is safe, effective and non-irritating. Kills 99.99%  Schools and nurses love us because we are non-toxic, non-flammable, and triclosan-free.

So if you want to be safe from germs,  and safe with the TSA enjoy your travels with  Alcohol Free safeHands® hand sanitizer.

 

 

 

Hand Sanitizer on The Shelves of Albertsons

The alcohol free hand sanitizer revolution is spreading across the United States in retail stores all over the country.  You can find safeHands hand sanitizer at your local Albertsons.

 

 

Health Canada – Do Not Ingest Hand Sanitizer

Two individuals have died in Ontario, Canada after drinking alcohol based hand sanitizer.  According to CBC News, the hand sanitizer contained methanol which is lethal if ingested.

According to the news article:

“Hand sanitizers typically contain ethyl alcohol, not methanol. Ontario’s Centre of Forensic Sciences performed tests on bottles of Bodico-brand hand sanitizer and confirmed that they contained methanol, although the ingredient label did not list it. They are working with the company to test additional products and to issue a recall.”

 

Because the hand sanitizer was not properly labeled according to the article, there has been a recall of the product.

If you are in Canada and need more information about this brand of alcohol based hand sanitizer and its recall, please see the info below.

Health Canada is working with the company to implement a recall of these products.

Report health or safety concerns
Call toll-free at 1-866-234-2345
Visit MedEffect Canada’s web page on Adverse Reaction Reporting for information on how to report online, by mail or by fax.
Media inquiries
Health Canada
(613) 957-2983

Public inquiries
(613) 957-2991

** Please note that SafeHands Alcohol Free Hand sanitizer does not contain ethanol or methanol or any of the ingredients mentioned in the above article.

Also note: We are complying with FTC and FDA regulations and not mentioning any brand names of alcohol based hand sanitizers which are FDA approved as safe and effective. There is no category defining alcohol brand of hand sanitizer.

Unscented Hand Sanitizers – They Don’t Even Smell Like Alcohol.

Not only are some people sensitive to foreign alcohol-based hand sanitizers but some people have issues with overbearing smells.  safeHands® keeps your hands soft and germ free with our unscented hand sanitizer.

Don’t get us wrong…. We do have sanitizers that are scented, but not overbearing.

-It all starts with safeHands®!