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Hand sanitizers sold at Ulta and other stores recalled due to presence of Methanol, Benzene and Acet

Nearly a dozen varieties of hand sanitizers sold at Ulta, Marshalls, and TJ Maxx stores by Scentsational Soaps & Candles, Inc have been recalled due to the presence of methanol (wood alcohol), benzene, and acetaldehyde. In all, 8 total lots of hand sanitizer are being recalled by Scentsational Soaps & Candles, Inc.

Exposure to the toxins mentioned above can lead to anywhere from minor to major medical issues. Methanol, commonly known as wood alcohol, has been known to cause everything from nausea and blurred vision to permanent nervous system damage and even death. As for benzene and acetaldehyde, there have been concerns for years about their link to cancer in humans. Fortunately, so far no illnesses have been reported related to this recall.

The complete list of the recalled hand sanitizers is quite exhaustive, so instead of posting them all below, we’ve provided a link at the bottom of this blog where they can be found. Customers that purchased the recalled products can return them to their retailer for a refund. Scentsational Soaps & Candles, Inc. has reached out to retailers to have the products removed from their shelves.

To read the complete list of recalled hand sanitizers and the FDA’s release on the recall, follow this link: