Corporate Statements

PURELL® Hand Sanitizer and Flammability

There is no evidence to suggest that PURELL® Hand Sanitizer poses a fire hazard when used according to package directions and warnings.

Safe handling

  • Flammable substances are safely handled everyday. For instance, many perfumes, after-shave colognes and astringents contain alcohol and are routinely handled by people on a regular basis.
  • Alcohol has been safely used for decades in hospitals for topical injection preparations

GOJO recommends:

  • That PURELL be stored and used away from ignition sources
  • Mounting PURELL dispensers away from open flames, heated appliances and other ignition sources
  • Not using PURELL near open flames or while smoking


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