Status & Updates
October 2, 2019: California district attorneys file a complaint in California state court against MyPillow for continuing to disseminate false and misleading advertisements for its bed pillows by, among other things, inaccurately portraying the sole “study” upon which the company’s marketing claims were purportedly based.
April 23, 2019: TINA.org sends a complaint letter to the California district attorneys who filed the 2016 lawsuit against MyPillow regarding the company’s violation of the 2016 Stipulated Judgment.
November 2018: MyPillow starts airing television commercials that deceptively promote a “clinical sleep study” and misleadingly using the “study” as substantiation for a number of deceptive claims about the pillows’ benefits, in violation of the 2016 order entered in the lawsuit filed against MyPillow by a group of California district attorneys.
November 15, 2016: TINA.org sends letter to National Sleep Foundation notifying it of MyPillow’s continued deceptive use of the Foundation’s logo, in violation of federal and state law.
October 31, 2016: A state court judge signs the agreement between MyPillow and the California district attorneys and it becomes a final order.
October 26, 2016: A group of California district attorneys, to whom TINA.org provided its investigation findings, files a lawsuit against MyPillow for, among other things, making unsubstantiated health claims about its pillows. The lawsuit results in an agreement between the company and state officials that requires My Pillow to pay $995,000 in civil penalties, give $100,000 to homeless and domestic violence shelters in California, refrain from, among other things, making unsubstantiated health claims and false representations about the pillows’ benefits, and stop promoting its product as the “official pillow” of the National Sleep Foundation.
February 1, 2016: TINA.org sends a warning letter to MyPillow alerting it to the numerous unsubstantiated health claims and requesting that the company immediately remedy the deceptive marketing.