Purell’s hand sanitizer gross sales have skyrocketed in latest weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic, nevertheless it might need to make use of a few of that cash for authorized charges … it has been hit with a category motion lawsuit alleging its germ-killing claims are BS.
Purell producer, Gojo Industries, was sued final week in Ohio federal court docket by four people claiming the Purell packaging flaunts “misleading claims” concerning the effectiveness of its product.
According to the authorized docs … Purell’s entrance label claims that it “kills 99.99% of illness causing germs” implies that determine is backed by scientific assist, however the people suing say none exists.
Likewise, the go well with provides that Purell hand sanitizer claims to assist forestall an infection and ailments, however there’s allegedly “no sound scientific evidence to support the claims.”
The lawsuit additionally mentions a letter despatched by the FDA to Gojo in January, which plaintiffs’ declare describes Purell as “nothing more than a topical antiseptic,” which was not secure and efficient in stopping an infection.
The class motion go well with is searching for unspecified damages for any buyer who purchased the hand sanitizer and relied on its packaging and advertising supplies.