The US Food Drug Administration has issued a warning to Ionogen, LLC, for selling a solution for hands and skin that the company claims kills the virus that causes Covid-19.
In a letter sent Tuesday, the FDA said the company wrote on its website that the product "Ionopure Skin & Hands" meets the standard for killing coronavirus.
"Which of your products kill COVID-19 (Coronavirus)? The World Health Organization has stated that any chlorine-based solution of at least 500 ppm FAC will kill COVID-19. Ionopure Skin & Hands... meet[s] this standard," the agency said Ionogen claimed on its website.
The FDA said these products have not been approved by the agency and asked the company to review its website, product labels and promotional materials "to ensure that you are not misleadingly representing your products as safe and effective for a Covid-19-related use."
The FDA also said that until the company takes corrective action, it will be on a list of firms and websites that have received warning letters from the FDA "concerning the sale or distribution of Covid-19 related products."
On Thursday, the Ionopure website included the following below the description of the various Ionopure Skin & Hands products: "These statements are not intended to substitute the advice given by a licensed healthcare professional. Ionopure products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any medical condition or disease."