February 3rd, 2021
In January 2021, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Rubbermaid for allegedly deceptively marketing that ice stays frozen in its ice coolers for four to seven days when, according to plaintiffs, such claims are not true. (Turk et al v. Rubbermaid Inc., Case No. 21-cv-270, S.D.N.Y.) For more of TINA.org’s coverage of the marketing of
November 17th, 2020
In October 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Igloo Products for allegedly deceptively marketing that ice will stay frozen in its ice coolers for a specific period of time – such as “3 Day,” “5 Day,” “7 day” or “120 Hour” – during normal use when, according to the complaint, the coolers do not
November 17th, 2020
In October 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against The Coleman Company for allegedly misleadingly marketing that ice will stay solid in its line of ice coolers for a specific period of time (e.g., “1 Day” through “7 Days”) when, according to the complaint, such claims are not true. (Zachmann et al v. The Coleman
August 2nd, 2016
A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Mack’s Prairie Wings and Yeti Coolers in April 2015 (and amended in June 2016). The complaint alleges that the actual volume of the Yeti Coolers is less than the advertised volume. For example, the advertised volume of the YT45W model is 45 quarts when the actual volume
April 3rd, 2020
March 2020: This case was transferred from a court in New York to a court in Texas. (Case No. 20-cv-326, W.D. Tex.) November 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Yeti Coolers for allegedly falsely advertising that the “Load-and-Lock Gasket” technology used in Yeti Rambler Colster coolers holds drinks securely and that cans and bottles
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 3rd, 2018
The coupon gets you in the door but can you then use it?
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
May 23rd, 2017
TINA.org’s investigation cataloged a sampling of over 100 DealDash advertisements, including television commercials, online ads, and social media posts (published by DealDash between 2016 and 2017), each one containing one or more of the following deceptive advertising issue: advertising savings on auction items won without adequately disclosing the true out-of-pocket cost for obtaining the products; using
September 4th, 2015
Google ad touting a “free license plate lookup” won’t get you very far.
June 29th, 2015
Below are 200 examples of Made in the USA misrepresentations on Walmart.com found between June 22 and July 13, 2015. Group 1: Instances in which the Walmart.com USA label is inconsistent with information contained on the product packaging or manufacturer’s website. Errors 1-35 are from TINA.org’s June sampling; Errors 36-40 are from TINA.org’s July sampling.
August 28th, 2014
Keeping your drinks cool will cost you at this Las Vegas hotel.
July 31st, 2013
Tropicana claims in this television ad that “if you want the world’s best fruit and vegetable juice, look in the cooler” as a shelf collapses to reveal a presumably more-stable refrigerator full of Tropicana juices. But does Tropicana actually make “the world’s best fruit and vegetable juice”? Campbell’s, the maker of V8 fruit and vegetable
April 2nd, 2013
The NAD ruled that Tempur-pedic could no longer claim their mattresses “sleep cooler”.