Crocs No Longer Saying Shoes Are Antimicrobial

DENVER — Regulators say Crocs Inc. has agreed to stop saying its brightly colored, lightweight clogs are antimicrobial and to pay $230,000 to resolve cases involving those claims.Federal law considers products that kill or repel bacter…

DENVER — Regulators say Crocs Inc. has agreed to stop saying its brightly colored, lightweight clogs are antimicrobial and to pay $230,000 to resolve cases involving those claims.

Federal law considers products that kill or repel bacteria or germs to be pesticides, and those products have to be registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before a company can claim that they control germs.

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