A 7-Eleven store owner faces multiple charges after she allegedly mixed and sold sanitizer that left four children with burns.

Consumer fears have sparked a run on several items, including sanitizer. Well, when something is very much-wanted but in rather short supply--you've got people willing to cut a corner (or ten) to fill the need and turn a profit.

We haven't seen a story like this here in the Rockford area yet, and let's hope that trend continues.

On Tuesday, authorities arrested Manisha Bharade, who faces four counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Bharade is accused of selling a pink liquid – concocted with commercially available foaming sanitizer and water – at her River Vale, New Jersey store according to WPIX.

The sanitizer left four boys with chemical burns on their skin, one was hospitalized with first- and second-degree burns to his arms and legs. The child’s mother shared photos of his injuries on social media to warn others.

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal blasted retailers who “try to make a quick buck by exploiting others,” promising that their will be civil and criminal consequences.


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