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Logitech Fined By EPA Over Antibacterial Claims

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The EPA has fined computer peripherals maker Logitech Inc., $261,000 for making unsubstantiated public health claims about its keyboard, which is a federal law violation. Logitech incorporated an AgION silver compound designed to protect a keyboard against deterioration, then marketed the keyboard as protecting the user from bacteria and microbes. To promote these types of claims, Logitech must have product testing performed, and then register the product with the EPA.

“Unverified public health claims can lead people to believe they are protected from disease-causing organisms when, in fact, they are not,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “The EPA takes very seriously its responsibility to enforce the law against companies that make such claims for their products.”

Evidence found online and during an investigation of the Fremont facility in 2008 led the Agency to issue a complaint against Logitech. After being contacted by EPA, Logitech promptly stopped making claims that their product protects consumers against bacteria, mold, and mildew, removed claims from their website, and revised their product packaging. disclaimer: This article: Logitech Fined By EPA Over Antibacterial Claims was posted on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 at 4:04 pm at and is filed under Fraud Lawsuits.

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