Iowa AG Settles Claims Cleaning Products Offer Long-Term Protection Against COVID-19 With Marketer
United States: Iowa AG Settles With Marketer Over Claims Cleaning Products Offer Long-Term Protection Against COVID-19
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The Iowa Attorney General’s Office entered into voluntary compliance assurance with a commercial cleaning company, resolving allegations the company falsely claimed its cleaning services provided lasting protection against COVID-19. As part of the settlement, Heritage Building Maintenance (and related parties) agreed to reimburse consumers and pay a penalty of $ 75,000.
Announcing the settlement, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said: “At the onset of the pandemic, we shared our concerns that companies would try to sell cleaning services based on unfounded allegations. to prevent the coronavirus, wasting the money of the people of Iowa and potentially damaging their health. We were happy to have found a solution with Heritage Building Maintenance and to finalize this agreement which reimburses customers and ends these claims . ”
Iowa AG has accused Heritage Building Maintenance of falsely claiming that its “Test-Treat-Track” process kept surfaces coronavirus-free for 30 to 90 days after application. The AG also alleged that the company falsely advertised the process as providing long-term protection against viruses and the spread of infections. Noting that although the United States Environmental Protection Agency has approved some protection claims for the chemicals, the Iowa AG said the company simply does not have a reasonable basis for the specific protection claims against the chemicals. the COVID-19 she was doing.
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