BuzzOff reaches settlement over product claims

BuzzOff settles with Massachusetts.
BuzzOff settles with Massachusetts.

BuzzOff, a distributor of mosquito-repellent misting devices, and its Massachusetts dealer have agreed to resolve charges that they violated state consumer protection laws by misrepresenting the safety and effectiveness of their product, Attorney General Martha Coakley's Office recently announced.

The settlement requires distributor BuzzOFF Mosquito LLC of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and dealer BuzzOFF of Central Massachusetts LLC, to inform potential customers of their pesticide misting system about safer, non-chemical alternatives. The companies also agreed to post signs notifying neighbors and passersby wherever a BuzzOff misting system is in use.