Results for "hand sanitizers"

Summary of Action

May 20th, 2020

TINA.org investigated Everest Microbial Defense, a Colorado-based company that sells cleaning products, and found that it was deceptively marketing alcohol-free hand sanitizers and surface cleaners that the company claimed, without adequate substantiation, could kill the COVID-19 virus. As a result of these findings, TINA.org sent a warning letter to Everest on April 30, 2020 notifying it of TINA.org’s findings


Everest Microbial Defense Database

May 20th, 2020

Below is a sampling of marketing materials that claim, either expressly or implicitly, that Everest Microbial Defense hand sanitizers and surface cleaners can kill the COVID-19 virus. Any materials that have been deleted or edited to remove the deceptive COVID-19 claims (as of May 20, 2020) are shown below in gray.


Purell Products

March 24th, 2020

In January 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Gojo Industries for allegedly deceptively marketing that Purell hand sanitizers will prevent and reduce the flu and other viruses when, according to the complaint, the company does not have adequate scientific studies to support such claims. (Marinovich et al v. Gojo Industries, Inc., Case No. 20-cv-747,



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