A civil trial against a popular gender prediction test began Monday morning in a San Diego courtroom.
The City Attorney’s Office filed the lawsuit against IntelliGender LLC.
During opening statements, Deputy City Attorney Kristine Lorenz said the product is dangerous and “doesn’t work.”
Lorenz said the substances used in IntelliGender are the same chemicals in Drano.
IntelliGender LLC, a company based out of Texas, was formed in 2006. Lorenz said the company claimed the product had a 90 percent success rate, but called that percentage false.
She said during opening statements the product was “dangerous and fraudulent.”
Lorenz said there have been dozens of cases where the product exploded and the chemicals got on customers’ skin.
They hope to get the product off the shelves in California.
The defense attorney for the company said IntelliGender has already made any necessary labeling and marketing changes to the product.
He claimed the City Attorney’s Office continued with the lawsuit because they had already invested money in the research of the gender prediction product.
The trial is expected to last about a month.