Maxigiene Competitor - Zoono Group on the defensive over COVID-19 claims

It has been revealed that UK's Trading Standards Body and the US's Environmental Protection Agency has forced Zoono to retract claims that its products protect against Coronavirus for 30 days.


Although the company had benefited greatly from increased orders for it's hand sanitisers and surface disinfectants during the Covid-19 pandemic, Zoono has been forced to withdraw its key claim that it protects against Coronovirus after Suffolk County Council Trading Standards said it was investigating.


"We are currently looking into a number of complaints and enquiries that have been received into the department, and are liaising with the company in regards to these," a Trading Standards spokesman told The Australian Financial Review.


Zoono managing director Paul Hyslop told The Financial Review he was not concerned about the complaints from large chemical companies to the Trading Standards over its 30 day claim, and Zoono has agreed to withdraw the claim temporarily.


Zoono also ran into trouble in the US with the EPA after Cincinnati-based 'First Student', the largest school bus service company in the US, claimed it was using Zoono's disinfectant that could kill the Coronavirus. Mr Hyslop added Zoono is undertaking more testing.


Mr Hyslop is also spending up on customer service, given "service went down the toilet when we got 30,000 orders back in March and we couldn't cope".


As at this date the claims are also not proven in Australia or listed on any TGA Therapeutic Goods Administration licences.


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17TH SEPTEMBER 2020 - RELATED ARTICLE FROM THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW 17TH SEPTEMBER 2020


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