Manufacturers considering re-tasking resources to assist in producing hand sanitizer to help battle the COVID-19 pandemic should take heed of the FDA product requirements to avoid future liability.
As COVID-19 continues its path across the world, many chemical manufacturers and distillers are wondering how they can assist in efforts to prevent the spread of this virus. This is particularly true when adherence to basic hygienic practices such as washing your hands are critical to limit the spread of the novel virus. Where soap and water are not readily available, consumers and medical personnel increasingly rely on alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Many chemical manufacturers, both traditional and some nontraditional manufacturers, such as distillers and perfume manufacturers, are evaluating how or whether they can make sanitizer. But in making this evaluation, many manufacturers are concerned about future regulatory and product liability exposure from these new products.
Continue reading the full article, "Sued for Sanitizer? New FDA Guidance to Non-Drug Manufacturers for Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer to Combat COVID-19" featured in DRI's In-House Defense Quarterly here.