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.
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.
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.
January 5th, 2017
2018 • 2017• 2016 • 2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 “‘Aladdin’ Advertisement Sparks Controversy“ Marc Hershberg, March 14, 2019 ““Initially, when I looked at the production description, I thought that this has all the elements needed to produce a false and deceptive advertisement,” commented Bonnie Patten, the executive director of Truth in
January 30th, 2014
A majority have faced false-ad challenges within past five years.
April 24th, 2012
I love potato chips. The ruffled ones with a little onion dip – now that’s heaven. But though I love potato chips dearly, they only enter our house once a year, on Super Bowl Sunday. On this day, my kids and I plow through bags of fried potatoes until our fingers are so coated in