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Purell Hand Sanitizer Manufacture Sued for Misleading Claims About Product's Effectiveness

The coronavirus outbreak has caused customers to flock to stores in hopes of stocking up on items like hand sanitizer in the belief that brands like Purell would prevent the spread of the virus. However, the manufacturer that makes Purell hand sanitizer is being sued for false and misleading claims about the effectiveness of their product. According to USA Today , Purell parent company GOJO Industries is facing a class-action lawsuit on the grounds of its misleading claim that their product “kills 99.99% of illness causing germs.” The suit was filed in the Northern District of Ohio on March 13 and represents four people in Oregon, Massachusetts, California, and Michigan. The suit is arguing that Purell stats have no scientific proof and is misleading when the company claims that one “squirt” of their hand sanitizer is twice as more effective than other brands. According to USA Today, GOJO Industries, CEO Carey Jaros, said: “these lawsuits are without merit,” and “We stand 100%...

Mar 23, 2020