Police seize likely homemade sanitizer from a 7-Eleven after a young boy was allegedly burned by it

The sprays, shown here, have now been pulled from shelves at the 7-Eleven location.
The sprays, shown here, have now been pulled from shelves at the 7-Eleven location. (River Vale Police Department)

If you've purchased hand sanitizer without a recognizable label in recent days, watch out.

New Jersey police responded to a local 7-Eleven on Monday night after reports that a young boy had been burned by an item sold there as "Spray Sanitizer."

Officers with the River Vale Police Department paid the store a visit after photos posted to social media showed chemical burns to the boy's arms and legs, according to a statement posted to the department's Facebook page. Police seized the remaining bottles, the statement read.

About 12 bottles of the product were sold Monday. Photos of the sanitizer showed no discernible label, suggesting it may have been homemade in the face of widespread hand sanitizer shortages due to the spread of the novel coronavirus.

"While further investigation is underway, our first priority is to make the public aware that they should not use this item if they purchased it at the River Vale 7-Eleven," Lt. John DeVoe said in a statement.

CNN reached out to the River Vale 7-Eleven store, but multiple calls to the business went unanswered.

The issue hasn't been found in other 7-Eleven stores, just the River Vale location, DeVoe said. It is unclear whether the River Vale location is the maker of the product or acting as a retailer. The investigation is ongoing and those who purchased the item have been asked to contact the department.

The River Vale 7-Eleven location is owned by a 7-Eleven franchisee. According to a statement to CNN from 7-Eleven Inc., franchisees operate with independent business owners and "are obligated to comply with all federal, state and local laws related to the operations of their stores."