Hand Sanitizer Can't Kill 99.99% Of Germs, Suit Says

Law360 (July 28, 2020, 7:47 PM EDT) -- A proposed class of buyers is hitting hand sanitizer maker Vi-Jon Inc. with a suit in California federal court, saying the claim that its products can kill 99.99% of germs is false as there are a number of disease-causing microbes it can't harm.

In a suit filed Monday, Anthony Moreno said Vi-Jon's products, which are sold under store brand names at CVS, Walmart and Walgreens, boast on both the front labels and back panels that they can "eliminate more than 99.99% of many common harmful germs and bacteria," but fail to live up to that promise.

Instead, Moreno said, the products...

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