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$440K fine for baseless performance claims

Nov 6, 2018 1:57:18 PM

A water filter manufacturer and distributor has been fined $440K $440K fine for baseless performance claimsin the District Court after making unsubstantiated claims about the benefits of its filters. These included making false claims about the quality of the domestic water supply to inflate the need to buy filters. The company also failed to provide a reasonable basis for the claims it made about the filters' performance, which ComCom took seriously because customers were unable to evaluate the filters' effectiveness themselves.

 

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Topics: Consumer