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If you were looking forward to buying one of those Sharper Image Breathalyzers you saw on the AirMall catalogue on your way back from seeing your "other" family in Vegas, think again. The San Diego Consumer Protection Unit found that the claims of being accurate to 0.001 percent were bogus, and Sharper Image reached a settlement agreement with San Diego law enforcement agencies on Friday.

The result, SI is going to stop selling these and pay $1.2 million for restitution and another $100,000 for advertising these as so insanely accurate. If you bought one—because you were so damn drunk—you can go and get a refund, but don't expect an apology, since they "admitted no wrongdoing". At least you'll get your $99.95 back.


Sharper Image reaches breathalyzer deal [Business Week]