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CVS Faces Class Over Sanitizer ‘Kills 99.99% of Germs’ Label

April 30, 2021, 6:08 PM

A lawsuit accusing CVS Pharmacy Inc. of making misleading claims that its hand sanitizer “kills 99.99% of germs” can move forward as a certified class action, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled.

Judge David O. Carter on Thursday certified a class of California residents who purchased CVS-brand hand sanitizer over the past four years, a class that corresponds to more than $7.1 million in sales.

The lawsuit—filed by California man Joseph Mier, who purchased the product in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic—claims the hand sanitizer’s front label misleads consumers, ...