Kate Ryan, wtop.com
WASHINGTON – The makers of CleanWell hand sanitizer have agreed to change their labels and pay $100,000 in penalties for claiming their product could “kill 99.99 percent” of the germs on your hands.
The California-based company agreed to the settlement after Maryland’s Attorney General Douglas Gansler’s office investigated the claim.
Gansler says he decided to investigate when he spotted a hand sanitizer bottle on his secretary’s desk.
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