Hand sanitiser sales are going through the roof right now, as millions around the world buy up bottles to help battle the coronavirus pandemic.
But it seems popular hand sanitiser brand Purell - which is owned by Gojo Industries - has more on their plate right now than just keeping up with stock demands.
The company is being sued in the US by a group of individuals who claim Purell makes ‘misleading claims’ about the effectiveness of their product on the front of their bottles. They also claim Purell is ‘nothing more than a topical antiseptic’ and is not safe and effective in preventing infection.
According to the legal documents in the class action suit - which were filed in Ohio federal court - Purell’s label claims that it ‘kills 99.99% of illness causing germs’ suggests that this figure is backed up by scientific data.
However the group suing Purell claim that such information doesn’t exist and that there’s allegedly ‘no sound scientific evidence to support the claims’ that Purell hand sanitiser can help prevent infection and diseases.
The suit is seeking unspecified damages for anyone who bought the product and relied on the information on its label and marketing materials.