Logitech Settles Over Anti-Bacterial Keyboard Claims

Law360, New York (September 29, 2011, 2:32 PM EDT) -- Computer accessories company Logitech Inc. has agreed to pay $261,000 to settle allegations that it made unsubstantiated health claims about some of its keyboards by marketing them as anti-bacterial, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.

By making claims that the keyboards could protect users from bacteria, Logitech allegedly transformed the keyboards themselves into illegally unregistered pesticides, according to the EPA.

In marketing materials and packaging, Logitech claimed that its MX 3200 cordless laser keyboard-and-mouse combinations could limit bacteria, mold and mildew because they were coated...
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