Miller v. GOJO Industries
Product False Claims. Miller v. GOJO Industries (U.S. District Court – Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division):A class action lawsuit filed in federal court on March 13, 2020 alleges that GOJO Industries, the maker of Purell hand sanitizer, misled the public by claiming it can “prevent 99.9 percent of illness-causing germs.” Filed on behalf of consumers in multiple states, the complaint alleges that the claims lack a scientific basis, rendering these representations misleading. In January, the U.S. FDA issued a letter warning GOJO against making unsubstantiated claims about its products’ effectiveness, citing several claims that Purell may prevent disease or infection from MRSA, VRE, norovirus, flu, and Candida auris.
View all cases in the Judicial Trends in Public Health – April 2, 2020.