Fry’s Fined by EPA

Fry’s Electronics last week agreed to a $50,000 fine by the Environmental Protection Agency, for selling Cambre Products’ Game On brand “Dirt Rags,” which was described by the agency as “an unregistered gaming equipment wipe that falsely claimed to be anti-bacterial and anti-pathogenic.”

The amount was paid as part of a settlement with the EPA. The charges came as the result of a 2010 inspection, after which Fry’s pulled the product.

“Before putting any products on the floor for sale, retailers must ensure they are in compliance with federal environmental laws,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest, said as part of the announcement. “EPA will continue to work with our state counterparts to ensure that products do not make unverified claims about health benefits.”

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