SAN ANTONIO, TX-- If you recently purchased hand sanitizer from any of the four Walmart stores in Mercer County, you should immediately check the brand as it may be part of a nationwide recall for a potentially lethal ingredient.
The 4e Brands North America recently announced a voluntary recall of 10 bottle sizes of Blumen hand sanitizer due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol).
According to the company recall announcement "substantial methanol exposure could result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk, young children who accidentally ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk for methanol poisoning."
The affected Blumen brand hand sanitizers are packaged in clear plastic bottles.
The Mercer County locations that had sold the now recalled sanitizer include:
- 1750 Nottingham Way in Hamilton
- 700 Marketplace Boulevard in Hamilton (Hamilton Marketplace plaza)
- 839 Route 130 in East Windsor
- 101 Nassau Park Boulevard in Princeton (Nassau Park plaza)
A full list of Walmart stores where the hand sanitizer was sold can be found HERE.
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