Firefighters warn of hand sanitizer’s high inflammability if left in hot cars

9 days ago

Wisconsin news.

A Wisconsin fire department is warning people about the dangers of leaving a hand sanitizer inside cars during high temperatures due to the high inflammability of the composition.

The Western Lakes First District said that since hand sanitizers are alcohol-based, they are potentially flammable: “Keeping it in your car during hot weather, exposing it to the sun causing magnification of light through the bottle, and particularly being next to open flame while smoking in vehicles can lead to disaster,” the department said.

Hand sanitizers have been the center of attention during the coronavirus pandemic as people rushed to stock up products leading to inflating prices and unavailability.