September 2020: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 20-cv-801, N.D. Ind.)

August 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against 4e Brands for allegedly deceptively marketing that the active ingredient in Blumen Hand Sanitizer is seventy percent ethyl alcohol without disclosing that methanol, a dangerous alcohol, is also an active ingredient in the product. In addition, the complaint alleges that the company deceptively represents that hand sanitizer “kills up to 99.9% of germs.” (Callantine et al v. 4e Brands North America, LLC, Case No. 71D05-2008-CT-000283, Indiana State Court – St. Joseph County)

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In August 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against 4E Brands for allegedly deceptively representing that the active ingredient in various brands of hand sanitizers – including Assured, Blumen, Klar…


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