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Class action lawsuit

I knew I should not have let my wife convince me to buy this piece of junk. They settled a lawsuit Jan 2007 yet continued to sell these units. Additional research I just completed shows that this unit is a big hoax and all of us who own them have been scamed. It rates as one of the worse for filtering out alergins etc. The ozone in it has not proven to be safe and that was the lawsuit. Get this - the lawsuit that was settled gave us, if purchased prior to the settlement date, an in store credit of a whopping $19. Wow! How ridiculous. I knew I should have bought from Sears...ha!

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Not only that but even the EPA has said that ionizers are bad for filtering the air to begin with and that the report has been out there for several years.

Here it is from the EPA

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is going to make a report on all ionizers by the end of the year. It is possible that they will no longer be sold in the US forcing others such as Orcek into some financial trouble.

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