The law firm is currently investigating the Oreck Halo Vacuum Cleaners and Oreck Pro Shield Plus Air Purifiers. On April 7, 2011 Oreck reached an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission in which it agreed to pay a $750,000 fine and to stop making allegedly false and unproven claims that the Oreck Halo and Proshield Purifier can reduce the risk of flu and other illnesses along with eliminating virtually all common germs and allergens. See the FTC press release here regarding the settlement. Oreck claimed that the use of ultra violet light onto the floor while vacuuming allowed it to eliminate the germs that lead to the flu and that its air filters used an electro static charge that filtered the air from these impurities. These products, using their claims of preventing the flu and other illnesses, retailed for $599 and $399 for the vacuum and air cleaner respectively.
People who purchased this product may be entitled to part or all of their money back and be a representative for all purchasers of this product in the country. If you purchased either of these and are interested please contact our office by calling 479-621-0006 or 1800-698-3644 or by clicking here.