Hand Sanitizer Crackdown

NewsChannel 10

Hand sanitizers may not protect you from most dangerous bacteria.

The FDA has sent warning letters to companies that falsely advertise their sanitizers as a way to fight MRSA, staph infections and the flu.

The agency says there is not enough evidence that these products are safe and effective at fighting infection.

The companies reportedly have 15 days to correct the violations or the FDA says it will take legal action.

Doctors recommend using soap and warm water to prevent the spread of disease.