Sharper Image Corp.

San Francisco, CA: A class action lawsuit was filed against the high-tech gadget retailer in regards to the sale of Ionic Breeze air purifiers. The suit claimed the product did not perform up to the company's claims that it would clean the air of airborne irritants, allergens, and pollutants, as well as eliminate odors and freshen the air. The suit also claimed the product did not meet federal ozone emission regulations. The suit was filed on behalf of all those who purchased an Ionic Breeze air purifier from Sharper Image since May 6, 1999. Under the proposed class action settlement, Sharper Image will offer $19 merchandise credits to each of the roughly 3.2 million consumers who have bought an "Ionic Breeze" purifier. Sharper Image also agreed to tone down its advertising claims about the power of the Ionic Breeze and pay up to $1.87 million in fees to the lawyers who filed the suit. (Jan-20-07) [CBS NEWS: IONIC BREEZE SETTLEMENT]

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Barbara Gaynor
I was living in Egypt in 2011 the company gave us these air filters for each of our bedrooms, the maintenance man would take the filter out and wash it and then replace it, he had to dry the filter first, I began to feel ill and started to cough and have chest pains,my ears and face hurt , they said it was do to a bad dentist and I started taking pan pills and anxiety meds... .but then my cat died, One day I noticed the maintenance man was putting the filters back wet, and then I realized he had put the filter in backwards, Then we were evacuated to the states, before I left I took the filter to the manger and showed him that the filter was in backwards and he pulled all the Air purifiers out of the Dy corp apartments Is there any one else talking about the danger of putting those filters in wrong and also wet, and then turning the filter back on and putting dangerous particles into the air! I was home all day while may family was gone and then they did not use them as much as I did, so wondering if I could get my cats remains and see if he had a fungus in his body, his bones got all mushy and some type of lung ball , I have the ladies email who took care of him, she was devastated and wanted to save him but he ended up dying and I am still ill and they keep saying I have a rare disease but I think it is from those fungi in the air filters!

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