September 24th, 2019
November 2018: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. August 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Green Room Marketing for allegedly falsely marketing EucoClean 3-in-1 Bed Bug Defense System and EucoClean Naturals Lice Away as being natural and non-toxic when, according to plaintiffs, they contain alcohol ethoxylate
January 24th, 2019
October 2018: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. July 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against California Natural Living for allegedly falsely marketing that its California Baby Natural Bug Blend Bug Repellent “repels mosquitoes” when, according to the complaint, scientific evidence shows that the bug repellent does
December 11th, 2018
In December 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against California Natural Living for allegedly misleading marketing that its California Baby Natural Bug Blend Bug Repellent “repels mosquitoes” when, according to the plaintiffs, the product does not repel mosquitoes. (Yates et al v. California Natural Living, Inc., Case No. 18-cv-1415, N. D. NY.)
May 12th, 2017
June 2016: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. April 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Spectrum Brands, Inc. for allegedly falsely marketing Cutter Natural Bug Control, Cutter Natural Insect Repellent, and Cutter Natural Outdoor Fogger as “Natural” when they actually contain artificial and synthetic chemical ingredients.
May 29th, 2014
You’ve heard the phrase before: “Don’t Let The Bedbugs Bite.” But do products that make the promise to fight the creepy crawlers really get rid of them? Spectrum Brands Holdings, a supplier of a wide variety of products, sells home pest control products such as Hot Shot Bedbug & Flea Fogger and Hot Shot Bedbug
July 1st, 2013
Here’s what you need to know about active ingredients in insect repellents.
February 10th, 2020
The following is a sampling of 70 Savage X Fenty ads on Instagram accounts (and one TikTok account) across 21 different social media influencers in which the influencers failed to disclose their material connection to the company in a clear and conspicuous manner. Such examples include posts in which the influencer failed to include any disclosure at
August 28th, 2019
In order to establish the age of Ryan ToysReview’s target audience, TINA.org conducted an appraisal of every video published on the YouTube channel between January 1 and July 31, 2019, which revealed that 92 percent promote at least one product or television/YouTube program that is appropriate for – and targeted at – children under the
May 2nd, 2019
In April 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Wayfair for allegedly failing to disclose that mattresses, bedframes, and headboards are infested with bedbugs. (Nicholas et al v. Wayfair Inc. and Wayfair LLC, Case No. 19-cv-1974, E. D. NY.)
February 28th, 2019
In February 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Kittrick Corp. for allegedly falsely marketing that EcoSmart Insect Repellent “keeps away mosquitoes” and “repels for hours” when, according to the complaint, scientific evidence shows that the product does not work as advertised. (Krumm et al v. Kittrick Corporation, Case No. 19-cv-182, E. D. MO.) For
February 28th, 2019
TINA.org investigated 21 social media influencers who have received two FTC letters notifying them of their legal obligation to clearly and conspicuously disclose their relationships with brands when promoting products or services on social media platforms, such as Instagram. TINA.org collected more than 1,400 ads from 20 of the 21 influencers collectively promoting more than 500 companies between
December 12th, 2018
In December 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against S.C. Johnson & Son for allegedly falsely marketing that Raid Concentrated Deep Reach Fogger “kills ants, roaches, & spiders,” “penetrates into cracks & crevices to kill bugs where they live & breed,” and “keeps killing for up to 2 months” when, according to plaintiffs, the product
September 4th, 2018
In August 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Kittrich Corp. for allegedly misleadingly representing that Ecosmart Insect Repellent repels mosquitoes for hours when, according to plaintiffs, scientific evidence shows that the product does not actually repel mosquitoes. (Burke et al v. Kittrich Corp., Case No. 18-cv-6819, C. D. CA.) For more of TINA.org’s coverage
April 30th, 2018
With spring in the air, keep your expectations surrounding these claims grounded.
October 31st, 2017
MADISON, CONN. Oct. 31, 2017 –Last November Warner Bros. entered into a final consent order with the FTC to settle charges related to a 2014 influencer marketing campaign for its Lord of the Rings-inspired “Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor” video game. As part of the settlement, the company was barred from misrepresenting sponsored content as the objective, independent
October 30th, 2017
TINA.org alerts FTC to Warner Bros.’s violation of a consent order regarding influencer posts.
July 11th, 2017
# Step2 Product Origin 1 Playmats – 20 Piece Set Made in China 2 Playmats – 24×24 inch Made in China 3 42 inch Green Wavy Umbrella Made in China 4 42 inch Seaside Umbrella Made in China 5 42 inch Wavy Umbrella Made in China 6 Kickback Soccer Goal & Pitch Back Made
June 26th, 2017
Below are 100 examples of Made in the USA misrepresentations on Target.com found by TINA.org in the spring of 2017. Target.com v. Manufacturer Information # Product Target.com Product Packaging / Manufacturer’s Website 1 Floor Sweepers Dry Cloths – 16 ct – up & up Made in the USA Made in China 2 Maybelline The Rock
May 17th, 2017
No treat for supplement maker slapped by the FDA for making illegal health claims.