Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Selling Ineffective Hand Sanitizer

Federal Resources Supply Company (FRS) reached a settlement with the Massachusetts attorney general (AG) over claims that the company marketed and sold a product falsely claiming to be an effective hand sanitizer alternative to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The AG alleged that FRS in March 2020 misled the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) into ordering thousands of dollars’ worth of “Theraworx Protect” hand sanitizer which contained no alcohol and was therefore ineffective in fighting off the virus. FRS agreed to pay $400,000 and issue MBTA a credit of $154,393.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
FRS Holdings, Inc. $554,393
Further Information Released
Massachusetts AG Press Release 11/18/2020
Settlement Agreement 11/18/2020

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database