Too Good To Be True…

Skechers will pay $40M in nationwide settlement over claims that their fitness shoes helped users shed pounds and tone muscles. The settlement also involves the company's Resistance Runner, Toners and Tone-ups shoes. (source: Federal Trade Commission)
Skechers Skechers will pay $40M in nationwide settlement over claims that their fitness shoes helped users shed pounds and tone muscles. The settlement also involves the company's Resistance Runner, Toners and Tone-ups shoes. (source: Federal Trade Commission)
The Dannon Company agreed to a $21 million settlement and agreed to stop making claims that a single daily serving of its Activia yogurt could ease irregularity and that its DanActive dairy drink could reduce a person’s likelihood of catching a cold or the flu. (source: Federal Trade Commission)
Dan Active and Activia The Dannon Company agreed to a $21 million settlement and agreed to stop making claims that a single daily serving of its Activia yogurt could ease irregularity and that its DanActive dairy drink could reduce a person’s likelihood of catching a cold or the flu. (source: Federal Trade Commission)
The makers of Airborne agreed to a $30 million settlement over false advertising claims that Airborne tablets can prevent or reduce the risk of colds, reduce the severity or duration of a cold, and protect against colds in crowded places such as airplanes, offices, or schools. (source: Federal Trade Commission)
Airborne The makers of Airborne agreed to a $30 million settlement over false advertising claims that Airborne tablets can prevent or reduce the risk of colds, reduce the severity or duration of a cold, and protect against colds in crowded places such as airplanes, offices, or schools. (source: Federal Trade Commission)
The marketers of Bloussant Breast Enhancement supplements agreed to a $3.2 million settlement and to stop making claims that Bloussant stimulates breast cells to regenerate the growth process, thereby increasing breast size by two cups in most women.  (source: Federal Trade Commission)
Bloussant Breast Enhancement The marketers of Bloussant Breast Enhancement supplements agreed to a $3.2 million settlement and to stop making claims that Bloussant stimulates breast cells to regenerate the growth process, thereby increasing breast size by two cups in most women. (source: Federal Trade Commission)
The marketers of Bodyflex agreed to a $2.6 million settlement and to stop making claims that BodyFlex causes users to lose from four to 14 inches in the first seven days.  (source: Federal Trade Commission)
Bodyflex The marketers of Bodyflex agreed to a $2.6 million settlement and to stop making claims that BodyFlex causes users to lose from four to 14 inches in the first seven days. (source: Federal Trade Commission)
Marketers of "Fast Abs" exercise belt to pay over $5 million to settle FTC charges that the belt did not produce "six-pack" abs without exercise. (source: Federal Trade Commission)
FastAbs Marketers of "Fast Abs" exercise belt to pay over $5 million to settle FTC charges that the belt did not produce "six-pack" abs without exercise. (source: Federal Trade Commission)
The Kellogg Company agreed to stop making claims that Frosted Mini-Wheats is “clinically shown to improve kids’ attentiveness by nearly 20%.” (source: Federal Trade Commission)
Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats The Kellogg Company agreed to stop making claims that Frosted Mini-Wheats is “clinically shown to improve kids’ attentiveness by nearly 20%.” (source: Federal Trade Commission)
After a class-action lawsuit, the maker of Nutella agreed to pay out $3.05 million as part of a settlement over its claims that Nutella was part of “a healthy breakfast.”  (source: CBS News)
Nutella After a class-action lawsuit, the maker of Nutella agreed to pay out $3.05 million as part of a settlement over its claims that Nutella was part of “a healthy breakfast.” (source: CBS News)
Power Balance agreed to a $57 million settlement over a lawsuit that claimed the company misled consumers to believe that the hologram-embedded bracelets and necklaces were scientifically proven to improve athletic performance. (source: Federal Trade Commission)
Power Balance Bracelets Power Balance agreed to a $57 million settlement over a lawsuit that claimed the company misled consumers to believe that the hologram-embedded bracelets and necklaces were scientifically proven to improve athletic performance. (source: Federal Trade Commission)
Reebok agreed to pay $25 million in customer refunds to resolve charges that the company deceptively advertised “toning shoes,” which it claimed would provide extra tone and strength to leg and buttock muscles. (source: Federal Trade Commission)
Reebok EasyTone Reebok agreed to pay $25 million in customer refunds to resolve charges that the company deceptively advertised “toning shoes,” which it claimed would provide extra tone and strength to leg and buttock muscles. (source: Federal Trade Commission)
Nestle, which makes BOOST Kid Essentials agreed to stop making claims that the probiotics in BOOST will reduce the risk of colds, flu, and other upper respiratory tract infections.  They also agreed to stop claiming it would help with diarrhea and cut children’s sick days. (source: Federal Trade Commission)
Boost Kid Essentials Nestle, which makes BOOST Kid Essentials agreed to stop making claims that the probiotics in BOOST will reduce the risk of colds, flu, and other upper respiratory tract infections. They also agreed to stop claiming it would help with diarrhea and cut children’s sick days. (source: Federal Trade Commission)
The marketers of the acne apps agreed a $16,000 settlement and to stop making claims  that colored lights emitted from a mobile device would treat acne if you held the device next to your skin for a few minutes each day. (source: Federal Trade Commission)
Acne Apps The marketers of the acne apps agreed a $16,000 settlement and to stop making claims that colored lights emitted from a mobile device would treat acne if you held the device next to your skin for a few minutes each day. (source: Federal Trade Commission)

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