Manisha Bharade Biography, Manisha Bharade Wiki
Manisha Bharade is from Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, owns the 7-Eleven franchise located at 207 Rivervale Road in River Vale. Both towns are located in Bergen County.
US authorities on Tuesday issued a summons charging Manisha Bharade, 47, of Wood-Ridge, with endangering the welfare of children and deceptive business practices. State consumer officials also opened an investigation into the sale and promotion of health and sanitation products at her 7-Eleven store in River Vale.
Let me be perfectly clear. If you try to take advantage of our residents during a public health emergency, we will hold you accountable.
Retailers who try to make a quick buck by exploiting others will face civil and criminal consequences. https://t.co/Ib0t94i86m
— AG Gurbir Grewal (@NewJerseyOAG) March 11, 2020
Officers with the River Vale Police Department responded to the store, located at 207 Rivervale Road, after seeing pictures on social media of a young boy with burns on his arm and leg. His mother had shared the pictures to warn other community members against purchasing the “sanitizer,” Pix11 reported. Heavy has reached out to the River Vale Police department for more information.
According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, a separate probe has been opened to investigate “the store’s practices regarding the sale and promotion of health and sanitation products offered by the store since the emergence of the coronavirus outbreak.”
Law enforcement officials are also warning people against using homemade substances to try to guard against the coronavirus. The best course of action is to only use reliable consumer products that have been deemed safe by professionals.
Manisha Bharade Age
Manisha Bharade is 47 years old.
Charges and Arrested
Manisha Bharade was issued a summons on charges of endangering the welfare of children and deceptive business practices for mixing foaming sanitizer not intended for resale with water and packaging the mixture in bottles sold in her River Vale store, state and local authorities announced Tuesday.
“Let me be perfectly clear: If you try to take advantage of our residents during a public health emergency, we will hold you accountable,” New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said. “Retailers who try to make a quick buck by exploiting others will face civil and criminal consequences.”
Manisha Bharade Home Sanitizer
Bharade mixed commercially available foaming sanitizer, which wasn’t meant for resale, with water and packaged the bottles in her store, authorities said. “An apparent chemical reaction from the mixture caused the burns” to the three 10-year-olds and an 11-year-old, authorities said.
Manisha Bharade sold 14 bottles of the home sanitizer at 7-Eleven. A group of children bought one of the bottles.
The group included three 10-year-old boys and one 11-year-old boy. All four children suffered burns after using the “spray disinfectant,” the prosecutor said.
But one of the children’s burns was severe enough to require hospitalization. The girl’s mother shared photos of her son’s arms and legs on Facebook. She wrote that she took him to the emergency room after he developed a rash, according to New Jersey 101.5. The child was expected to recover.
Bharade owns an independent franchise, but 7-Eleven officials are investigating the incident. The company said in a statement published by the New York Post: “The safety and well-being of 7-Eleven customers are of utmost importance and our hearts go out to this young man at this time. We are reviewing this matter internally and will take appropriate action. ”
Manisha Bharade is facing several charges for the sale of the homemade “spray sanitizer.” Prosecutor Musella said the charges include four felony counts of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child and one count of Deceptive Business Practices.
Investigators do not believe Manisha Bharade set out to hurt anyone or was even trying to make a lot of money. The Daily Voice reported Bharade sold the sprays for $2.50 per bottle.
Lieutenant John DeVoe of River Vale Police told WABC-TV the incident is an example of how careful people need to be in the current health environment, and ensure they’re only buying consumer items that have been tested by professionals. “The last thing we want to do is to start buying into panic and creating our own type of sanitizers from compounds that we don’t know what they contain. That’s when the danger occurs. That’s when the compounds and mix and have a negative reaction, which is likely what occurred in this scenario.”
Prosecutor Mark Musella said that as of March 10, five bottles of the “spray sanitizer” had been turned over to the River Vale Police. Nine bottles remained missing and they are warning River Vale residents against using the substance. Investigators believe the incident was limited to Bharade’s store. Anyone who purchased a hand sanitizer from the River Vale 7-Eleven is asked to contact the River Vale Police Department at 201-664-1111.