The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) released the following statement today, attributed to Steve Caldeira, President & CEO of HCPA, after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reaffirmed its commitment to preventing products making false claims of effectiveness against COVID-19 from coming to market.
“The EPA has received tips and complaints about products making false claims against COVID-19, including lanyards that claim to protect wearers from coronavirus, as well as disinfectant tablets, sprays and wipes. These products are not registered with the EPA and are not legal for sale in the U.S.
HCPA has been working with Congress and the Administration for years on how to stop counterfeit products from coming into the country.
The coronavirus pandemic highlights the dangers that can come from unregistered and illegal products making false claims. When evaluating products to use against COVID-19, it’s critically important that consumers consult the EPA’s List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 since other products may not be effective against COVID-19 or could be hazardous to one’s health.
HCPA will continue to support the EPA in their focused effort to prevent products making false claims of effectiveness against COVID-19 from getting into the hands of consumers.”