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'Room air cleaner'
'Room air cleaner'
Fake Company: Tropical Thunder Appliances
Submitted to: EPA

GAO staffers working on the investigation actually built this product and posted it on Tropical Thunder Appliances' website.

They made the room air cleaner by taping a feather duster to a space heater. The EPA gave it a thumbs up after 11 days.

Status: Approved

NEXT: 'End-use product'

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