FTC Settles False Advertising Claims Charges with Sellers of UV “Disinfectant” Devices

By on August 24, 2015

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) agreed to settle charges with marketers of ultraviolet light “disinfectant” devices over alleged false claims that their devices can eradicate shoe odor and hazardous bacteria including MRSA, E. coli and Salmonella.

The settlements resulted in judgments against Angel Sales, Inc. for $656,423 and Zadro Health Solutions, Inc. for $629,359, and consumers are expected to receive refunds of $222,029.

“The defendants said their devices’ UV rays would kill dangerous microorganisms, but they didn’t have scientific evidence to back that up,” said Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.  “I’m pleased that the FTC’s action has put an end to these deceptive claims.”

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