In July 2020, a class-action lawsuit
was filed against Vi-Jon, Inc. for allegedly falsely advertising that germ-X and several store-brand hand sanitizers – including CVS Health, equate (Walmart), and Walgreens – kill 99.99% of germs when, according to plaintiffs, the products are not effective against several organisms that cause diseases, such as the norovirus and influenza. (Moreno et al v. Vi-Jon, Inc.
, Case No. 20-cv-1446, S.D. Cal.)
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