May 31st, 2018
In May 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Majestic Pure Cosmeceuticals for allegedly misleadingly marketing several varieties of its Essential Oils – including lavender, peppermint, and lemon – as being “100% Pure and Natural” and from natural plants when, according to plaintiffs, the oils contain artificial and synthetic chemicals. (Williams et al v. Epic
May 1st, 2018
What goes into these fragrances? We may never know.
October 16th, 2019
TINA.org inquiry into essential oils MLM digs up more than 140 examples of unsubstantiated health claims.
October 31st, 2019
October 2019: A federal magistrate judge recommended that the district court deny the motions to compel arbitration concluding that, because the Arbitration Clause and the Forum Selection Clause conflicted, there was no “meeting of the minds” (a contract law doctrine requiring parties to agree to the same terms, conditions, and subject matter to form a
October 22nd, 2019
In August 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Sentry for allegedly misleadingly advertising its Natural Defense flea and tick repellent as “safe to use around children and pets” when, according to plaintiffs, the product contains essential oils that are toxic and may cause health issues, including skin irritation, vomiting, and muscle tremors. In addition,
August 14th, 2019
If you take your coffee with a stick of butter, be wary of miracle health claims.
August 6th, 2019
July 2019: This case was voluntarily dismissed because the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed. May 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Johnson & Johnson for allegedly falsely advertising Aveeno Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion and Body Wash. The complaint claims that the marketing for the products represents
April 24th, 2019
Lawsuit alleges essential oil MLM is a pyramid scheme, among other things.
December 27th, 2018
It was another successful year outing deceptive marketing on multiple fronts.
November 26th, 2018
In November 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Sentry for allegedly falsely advertising a flea and tick repellent called Sentry Natural Defense as being safe to use around pets when, according to plaintiffs, the repellent contains essential oils that are toxic to pets and may cause serious complications, including skin irritation, vomiting, muscle tremors,
October 1st, 2018
A “regular guest expert” on “Dr. Oz,” Dr. Axe’s health advice should also be taken with a grain of salt.
November 14th, 2017
Pyramid scheme claims against MLM companies on the rise.
August 23rd, 2017
MADISON, CONN. August 23, 2017 – With Goop, actress-turned-entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow has created a wellness empire based on unconventional products such as yoni eggs, Shaman-inspired medicine bags, and crystal therapy readings. Widely panned by the media, Goop’s “alternative” health products may seem harmless. However, ad watchdog, truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org) investigated the company’s marketing practices and found
August 22nd, 2017
TINA.org probe into Goop’s marketing reveals a plethora of illegal health claims.
August 17th, 2017
A TINA.org investigation has catalogued more than 50 instances in which Goop claims, either expressly or implicitly, that its products – or third-party products that it promotes – can treat, cure, prevent, alleviate the symptoms of, or reduce the risk of developing a number of ailments, ranging from depression, anxiety, and insomnia, to infertility, uterine
June 28th, 2017
FDA warns skin care company to wash treatment claims off its site.
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.
October 1st, 2014
Three companies warned by federal regulators about advertising claims that products can treat deadly virus.
February 4th, 2013
Emu Products and Management, Inc. claimed on its website that its products could treat health problems including acne, arthritis, and high cholesterol. According to a warning letter from the FDA, these claims extend beyond what is acceptable for supplement advertising and labeling. Examples of some of the claims include: Multi-Omega Gel Caps: “Multi-Omega will …
June 19th, 2017
In whose health? We sum up some suspect claims at the In Goop Health inaugural wellness summit.