SAN ANTONIO, TX-- If you recently purchased hand sanitizer from any of the Walmart stores in New Jersey, 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."

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The affected Blumen brand hand sanitizers are packaged in clear plastic bottles. 

The Middlesex County locations that had sold the now recalled sanitizer include: 

  • 2633 – 1303 CENTENNIAL AVE, PISCATAWAY
  • 3078 – 290 STATE ROUTE 18, EAST BRUNSWICK
  • 5201 – 2220 STATE ROUTE 27, EDISON 
  • 2003 – 979 ROUTE #1 SOUTH, NORTH BRUNSWICK 
  • 2825 – 1126 US HIGHWAY 9, OLD BRIDGE 
  • 4153 – 2825 HIGHWAY ROUTE 18, OLD BRIDGE 
  • 5281 – 360 US HIGHWAY 9 ROUTE N, WOODBRIDGE 

A full list of Walmart stores where the hand sanitizer was sold can be found HERE

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