Clothing that protects from "Corona"!
The Australian judiciary intervenes with a large fine
The Australian judiciary has imposed a fine of 2.6 million pounds on an Australian company that claimed that its clothing protects against catching the Corona virus.
The company "Lorna Jane" announced that the clothes it promotes use technology that prevents the wearer from catching germs.
The judge who delivered the verdict said the allegation was "exploitative, preying on customers and posing a danger to them."
The company's director, Bill Clarkson, added that the supplier of the goods had misled her, and that they had purchased goods from him that did not meet what he had promoted.
He added, according to the BBC, "They made us believe that the technology used in clothing has been sold elsewhere in Australia, the United States, China and Taiwan, and that it protects against bacteria and viruses.
We thought we were offering our customers something useful.”
The company was fined A$40,000 last week by the Therapeutic Goods Regulatory and Control Authority.
"This type of advertising can have adverse effects on Australian society, by creating a false sense of security that encourages people to be less careful about hygiene and social distancing," the authority said in a statement.
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