Heel, Inc.’s Pain Relief Products
October 2013: A federal judge preliminarily approved a $1 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed against Heel, Inc. The complaint, filed in December 2012, claims that the company falsely advertised the characteristics, benefits, and abilities of its homeopathic products, specifically, its pain relief products,– Traumeel and Zeel. According to the settlement terms, class members can receive a full refund with proof of purchase (up to $150). The company also agreed to include disclaimers and to stop using certain phrases like “natural,” “clinically proven,” and “doctor recommended” without proper support for the claims. For more information, go to https://www.heelclassactionsettlement.com/. (Mason v. Heel, Inc., Case No. 12-cv-03056, S. D. CA.).
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