UV Light Sanitizer Wands

In November 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against UV Sanitizer USA LLC for allegedly falsely marketing that its Portable UV Light Sanitizer wands “kill[] up to 99.9% of harmful bacteria, virus, germs, allergens and molds” when, according to the complaint, the wands do not eliminate any harmful bacteria and viruses. Plaintiffs also claim that the company misleadingly represents that the wands can take the place of sanitizing wipes and disinfecting chemicals when, according to the complaint, the FDA says the UV sanitizers are not effective on their own. In addition, the complaint alleges that the company falsely markets the products as safe without adequately providing safety warnings and protective features because exposure to UV radiation is dangerous. (Garbus et al v. UV Sanitizer USA LLC, Case No. 20-cv-5358, E.D.N.Y.)

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