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Spongeables Anti-Cellulite Body Wash in a Sponge

Published on May 14th, 2014 by TINA

Spongeables is advertising its “Anti-Cellulite Body Wash in a Sponge” with claims that might be deceptive. Advertisers can’t say a product will treat or cure cellulite without providing scientific studies to back up their claims. So ... Read More


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The McShane Letter

Published on November 12th, 2013 by TINA

We received something called the McShane Letter via snail mail. Something about it seems off: There’s a lot going on here. Even in the first sentence: Donald B. McShane is “A Wall Street Legend” for his ... Read More


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Walden Farms Calorie Free Whipped Peanut Spreads

Published on October 31st, 2013 by TINA

Walden Farms advertised that consumers could “save 330 calories a day, 10,000 calories a month, lose 34 pounds a year” by eating its calorie free whipped peanut spreads instead of regular peanut butter. Eat the spread ... Read More


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Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash

Published on October 25th, 2013 by TINA

Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash claims that it “restores enamel.” It is not possible to truly rebuild or restore tooth enamel, which, once lost, is lost forever. While it is not possible to regrow lost enamel, it is ... Read More


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CareOne Anticavity Mouth Wash

Published on October 19th, 2013 by TINA

CareOne Anticavity Mouthwash claims that it “restores enamel.” It is not possible to truly rebuild or restore tooth enamel, which, once lost, is lost forever. While it is not possible to regrow lost enamel, it is possible to help ... Read More


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Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit

Published on October 18th, 2013 by TINA

According to a lawsuit, Suave marketed its Keratin Infusion 30-day Smoothing Kit as formaldehyde-free and safe when it actually contained a chemical called “DMDM Hydantoin, a chemical that is known as a ‘Formaldehyde-releaser.'” Formaldehyde is classified ... Read More


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Crest ProHealth Anticavity Fluoride Rinse

Published on October 15th, 2013 by TINA

Crest ProHealth Anticavity Fluoride Rinse claims that it “rebuilds enamel.” It is not possible to truly rebuild or restore tooth enamel, which, once lost, is lost forever. While it is not possible to regrow lost enamel, it is ... Read More


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Certified Roofing

Published on October 13th, 2013 by TINA

A friend of TINA.org forwarded this story about a roofing job gone wrong. The reader hired a roofing company she found advertised in the phonebook: Here’s what happened when the roofers came: They came to do ... Read More


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U.S. Cellular Belief Plan

Published on October 2nd, 2013 by TINA

How long a period does “never” cover? Three years, says U.S. Cellular, making “never” a relatively short time. The wireless service provider promised consumers in 2010 that with its “Belief Plan,” customers would “never” need to ... Read More


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Wood-E

Published on October 2nd, 2013 by TINA

The FDA is advising consumers to avoid a sexual enhancement supplement called Wood-E (seriously). Lab tests revealed that Wood-E contains sildenafil, the active ingredient in the FDA approved prescription drug Viagra, used to treat erectile dysfunction. ... Read More


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Rich Dad Poor Dad

Published on September 26th, 2013 by TINA

Rich Dad Poor Dad is a book and a coaching service that promises to help you: Build a personalized financial and CASHFLOW plan Discover your Mission, Passion and Purpose Create an individual strategy to become secure, ... Read More


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Earache Medicines

Published on September 25th, 2013 by TINA

The FDA sent warning letters to four earache medication makers demanding that the companies stop marketing their products, which the FDA has determined to be prescription drugs, as over-the-counter medicine. The companies and their products are ... Read More


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Y. S. Health Corp

Published on September 24th, 2013 by TINA

The FDA has issued a warning letter to Y.S. Health Corp for making drug claims in violation of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Y.S. Health Corp is also under scrutiny for its manufacturing practices. Y.S. ... Read More


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Tylenol

Published on September 23rd, 2013 by TINA

A new in-depth report by ProPublica and This American Life is questioning Tylenol's safety and labeling. ... Read More


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L’Oréal Mascara

Published on September 19th, 2013 by TINA

has recommended that L’Oréal discontinue the use of eyelash inserts in advertisements that make “quantified performance claims” (e.g., 50% more volume) or prominently disclose their use. NAD investigated two L’Oréal mascaras to determine if it could ... Read More


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Metagenics

Published on September 11th, 2013 by TINA

The FDA has sent a warning letter to health supplement company Metagenics for selling “medical foods” in violation of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Metagenics sold several foods and food supplements advertised to help with ... Read More


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