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Crock of Lies: Crocs Comes Clean About "Antimicrobial" Claims

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For a while here in LA they were as ubiquitous among the crunchy granola set as Uggs on bare-legged teens in short skirts at The Grove, and now Crocs have been caught in a dirty lie, reports TreeHugger. They said their shoes, made of PCCR, were "antimicrobial." And, oops, they aren't. "After discovering the false claim, the EPA has told the company pay $230,000 'to resolve cases involving unsubstantiated antimicrobial claims for several types of its shoes,' as well as remove the language from its packaging." Suddenly the uncool got even less cool. Sorry, Crocs.