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HRV pleads guilty over misleading claims

HRV Clean Water Limited has pleaded guilty to 11 charges brought by the Commerce Commission for making misleading and unsubstantiated claims about its water filters.

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The commission said HRV made unsubstantiated claims about the ability of its water filter systems to soften water and reduce skin conditions, such as eczema and dermatitis.

The company was also charged with making misleading claims about the levels of chemicals in New Zealand’s water supply and the need for consumers to buy a water filter.

The claims were made by HRV between 2 July 2014 and 12 October 2017 on its website, in promotional materials and at presentations.

The company is due to be sentenced in Auckland District Court on 14 September.