December 12th, 2019
In December 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against The Coleman Company for allegedly misleadingly marketing that Coleman Naturals Insect Repellent Snap Bands “repel mosquitos” when, according to plaintiffs, the bands do not effectively repel mosquitos. (Fishman-Palmer et al v. The Coleman Company, Inc., Case No. 19-cv-11301, S. D. NY.) For more of TINA.org’s coverage
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
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. Cal.) For more of TINA.org’s coverage of
May 9th, 2018
In May 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against S.C. Johnson & Son for allegedly falsely advertising that Off! Family Care Clean Feel Insect Repellent “repels mosquitoes” and provides “effective protection from mosquitoes” when, according to the plaintiffs, scientific evidence shows that the product does not repel mosquitoes. (Bourbia et al v. S.C. Johnson &
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.
July 1st, 2013
Here’s what you need to know about active ingredients in insect repellents.
May 27th, 2020
In May 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against AC2T, Inc. for allegedly falsely marketing Spartan Mosquito Eradicator as a “do-it-yourself mosquito control” product that “eradicate[s] your mosquito population for up to 90 days” when, according to the complaint, the product does not kill mosquitos or reduce mosquito populations. (Consolazio et al v. AC2T, Inc.
December 27th, 2018
It was another successful year outing deceptive marketing on multiple fronts.
April 30th, 2018
With spring in the air, keep your expectations surrounding these claims grounded.
August 8th, 2016
Health officials warn consumers about ineffective Zika protection.
June 14th, 2016
Is this iced tea indeed natural?
May 26th, 2016
Reader sends in Zika-related ad targeting homeowners in South Carolina.