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Two companies who were advertising at-home sexual assault evidence collection kits appear to have halted selling and marketing the products after widespread objections and two state attorneys general threatened the companies with legal action.
The PRESERVEkit, which was previously being sold on Amazon, is now listed as “currently unavailable.” On Friday, the website for the PRESERVEkit stated that “we will not be selling this product while we review the legal concerns.”
The manufacturer of the kits, the Preserve Group, did not respond to a request for comment by publication time. Jane Mason, the co-founder of the PRESERVEkit, on Sunday posted a statement on the product’s website saying