Razer fined 100 million dollars by the FTC over COVID-19 luminous by the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday. According to the order, the manufacturer of gaming accessories deceived customers by stating that their eye-catching Zephyr mask was approved for N95 use.

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FTC Bureau of Consumer Projection Director Samuel Levine stated in a statement that “these businesses falsely claimed, in the midst of a global pandemic, that their face mask was the equivalent of a N95 certified respirator.” “The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will persist in pursuing businesses that employ deceptive and unverified statements to influence consumers’ health and safety decisions.”

As expected, Razer has refuted the commission’s allegations.

“As part of the settlement, we did not admit to any wrongdoing and disagree with the FTC’s allegations,” a spokeswoman from the

firm informed Insightfullnk in a statement. “We never intended to mislead anyone, and we decided to resolve this dispute in order to keep our attention on making fantastic products for gamers rather than being sidetracked and disrupted by litigation. Razer is constantly seeking for innovative and useful methods to distribute technology because it genuinely cares about our community.

The business continued by claiming that the complaint was a selective one and that it made every effort to reimburse clients and discontinue Zephyr sales.

 

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It says, “The Razer Zephyr was conceived to offer the community a different and innovative face covering option.” The FTC filed lawsuits against Razer alleging that certain assertions about the Zephyr were only partially true. Over two

Years ago, Razer stopped selling the Zephyr, gave refunds to customers, and alerted consumers in advance that it wasn’t a N95 mask.

In addition, the mask’s sales are formally prohibited by the FTC, which also prohibits “making COVID-related health misrepresentations or unsubstantiated health claims about protective health equipment.” Subsequently, it prohibits the defendants from promoting the health advantages, efficacy, safety, performance, or side effects of protective goods and services (as described in the proposed order) unless they can substantiate such claims with competent and trustworthy scientific data.

According to the lawsuit, Razer purposefully misled customers into thinking that the $100 mask would offer COVID protection. Undoubtedly, the virus was a major concern when the product was initially released in October 2021.

Right now, the order is awaiting endorsement and seal from a District Court magistrate. The Federal Trade Commission hit Razer with a $1.1 million fine Tuesday. The order claims that the gaming accessory maker misled consumers by claiming that its flashy Zephyr mask was certified as N95-grade.

A firm official told TechCrunch, “We disagree with the FTC’s allegations and did not admit to any wrongdoing as part of the settlement.” “We never intended to mislead anyone, and we decided to resolve this dispute in order to keep our attention on making fantastic products for gamers rather than being sidetracked and disrupted by litigation. Razer is constantly seeking for innovative and useful methods to distribute technology because it genuinely cares about our community.

the mask’s sales are formally prohibited by the FTC, which also prohibits “making COVID-related health misrepresentations or unsubstantiated health claims about protective health equipment.” Subsequently, it prohibits the defendants from promoting the health advantages, efficacy, safety, performance, or side effects of protective goods and services (as described in the proposed order) unless they can substantiate such claims with competent and trustworthy scientific data.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis, policymakers have approved trillions of dollars of fiscal and monetary support. Use the table below to explore how those dollars have been allocated and disbursed or view this information through our interactive visualization.

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The White House has made the case for additional funding to fight the COVID-19 pandemic – in particular to purchase vaccines, treatments, testing, and the global response efforts. However, the recently enacted Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 omnibus bill excluded $15.6 billion of pandemic funding after some Members objected to roughly $7 billion of offsets from clawing back 2 percent of the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (the remaining costs were offset by repurposing other COVID relief).

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