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SafeHands Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizers

August 31st, 2020

In August 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Recreational Equipment, Inc. and SafeHands Solutions, LLC for allegedly misleadingly advertising that SafeHands Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizers with the active ingredient benzalkonium chloride will “kill[] 99.99% of germs” when, according to plaintiffs, the FDA does not allow such advertising claims and the CDC states that benzalkonium chloride


Are All Alcohol Ads Misleading?

June 7th, 2013

I was surprised when I learned that there are no specific rules or regulations governing alcohol advertising on television.  While tobacco products are prohibited from advertising on TV altogether, it’s really anything goes for wine, liquor, and beer.  Now I know that the booze industry would like me to mention at this point that, in


Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

January 10th, 2012

In addition to collecting federal excise taxes on alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and ammunition, TTB is also responsible for assuring compliance with federal tobacco and alcohol labeling and marketing requirements.


Few Regulations Govern Alcohol Advertising

January 10th, 2012

Though it may be hard to believe, the alcohol advertising industry is self-regulated.  What does that mean?  It means it’s its own boss and makes up its own rules when it comes to marketing and advertising. The three main trade associations that govern the industry are the Beer Institute, the Distilled Spirits Council of the


Self-regulation in the Alcohol Industry

October 9th, 2011

The alcohol industry’s self-regulation efforts have historically focused on three main areas – drunk driving, underage drinking, and problem drinking – and have achieved what many observers say is a mixed level of success.  And like so many other industries, the extent to which the alcohol industry is willing to go to police itself is


Natrol Liquid Melatonin

October 19th, 2021

Allegations: Falsely marketing products as “100% Drug-Free” when they contain ethyl alcohol


Vizzy Hard Seltzer

October 6th, 2021

Allegations: Misleadingly marketing that alcohol products contain “Vitamin C Antioxidant from Acerola Superfruit” when the products contain a small amount of vitamin C that does not provide health benefits and the products are actually dangerous to consumers’ health


Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt

September 10th, 2021

Allegations: Misleadingly marketing the health benefits products provide


Guinness® Extra Stout

May 3rd, 2021

Allegations: Falsely marketing Guinness Extra Stout as having been brewed in Ireland when it is actually brewed in and imported from Canada


Dove Men ‘Plant-Based Care’

March 25th, 2021

Spoiler: It’s not so much the overall care that is plant-based but rather specific moisturizing ingredients.


BC Kombucha Beverages

March 22nd, 2021

Case Name (Date) Brothers et al v. MAD at S.A.D., LLC d/b/a Kombucha 221 B.C. 21-cv-60542, S.D. Fla. (March 2021) Product/Service BC Kombucha beverages Allegations Falsely marketing beverages as non-alcoholic when they actually contain alcohol Status Pending


Blumen and Assured Hand Sanitizers

December 23rd, 2020

November 2020: This case was transferred from a court in New Jersey to one in New York. (Case No. 20-cv-9652, S.D.N.Y.) August 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against 4e Brands for allegedly deceptively representing that the active ingredient in Blumen and Assured hand sanitizers is ethyl alcohol when, according to the complaint, the active



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