It’s Summer in the City and the back of my neck, and just about everything else, is getting dirty and gritty. The FTC, however, just announced two cases reminding advertisers to keep it clean on claims that their products can sanitize.
The FTC sued Angel Sales, Inc. and Zadro Health Solutions, as well as the two companies’ principals, alleging that the companies’ claims that their ultraviolet light devices could kill everything from foot fungus to MRSA were unsubstantiated and therefore deceptive. The companies settled the FTC’s charges by agreeing to substantial monetary judgments and injunctive relief prohibiting such claims in the future. In 2011, the FTC settled similar charges against Oreck for its UV vacuum cleaner.