Glass cleaning products sold by a local glass organization will be allowed in the stores of an Illinois manufacturer, after a state agency said it was looking into whether the products violated federal consumer protection laws.
State Department of Health officials said Tuesday they were reviewing an investigation by the department’s consumer protection division and decided to make the glass cleaner and glass kitchen organization (GKNO) items available for sale after an audit found they were misleading.
The state’s consumer agency said the products were advertised as “clean, safe and effective,” when they contain chemicals that can cause skin irritation and lead to infections.
The products are sold by Glass Organics, a small company based in Joliet, Ill.
The products are listed on Glass Organizations website under the names Organics Cleaning Solutions and Organics Glass Cleaning Cleaning Solution.
The agency said Glass Organizers Glass Cleaner and Glass Kitchen Organizers, both made by Glass Cleaners, are labeled as “pure glass cleaning solution” and “glass cleaner.”
Glass Organics says it offers a wide range of glass cleaning products that include cleaning tools, glass, glassware and glassware accessories, as well as other cleaning and maintenance items.
State health officials said they were also looking into complaints from customers about the products, but that the products didn’t meet federal standards for food safety and the state doesn’t consider them food products.
Glass Organizers is one of the largest manufacturers of glass cleaner products in the United States, according to the company’s website.