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SafeHands Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizers

August 31st, 2020

In August 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Recreational Equipment, Inc. and SafeHands Solutions, LLC for allegedly misleadingly advertising that SafeHands Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizers with the active ingredient benzalkonium chloride will “kill[] 99.99% of germs” when, according to plaintiffs, the FDA does not allow such advertising claims and the CDC states that benzalkonium chloride

Are All Alcohol Ads Misleading?

June 7th, 2013

I was surprised when I learned that there are no specific rules or regulations governing alcohol advertising on television.  While tobacco products are prohibited from advertising on TV altogether, it’s really anything goes for wine, liquor, and beer.  Now I know that the booze industry would like me to mention at this point that, in

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

January 10th, 2012

In addition to collecting federal excise taxes on alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and ammunition, TTB is also responsible for assuring compliance with federal tobacco and alcohol labeling and marketing requirements.

Few Regulations Govern Alcohol Advertising

January 10th, 2012

Though it may be hard to believe, the alcohol advertising industry is self-regulated.  What does that mean?  It means it’s its own boss and makes up its own rules when it comes to marketing and advertising. The three main trade associations that govern the industry are the Beer Institute, the Distilled Spirits Council of the

Self-regulation in the Alcohol Industry

October 9th, 2011

The alcohol industry’s self-regulation efforts have historically focused on three main areas – drunk driving, underage drinking, and problem drinking – and have achieved what many observers say is a mixed level of success.  And like so many other industries, the extent to which the alcohol industry is willing to go to police itself is

Flying Embers Hard Beverages

November 8th, 2021

Allegations: Misleadingly fortifying alcoholic beverages with vitamin C, antioxidants, probiotics, and adaptogens and marketing that the beverages provide healthful benefits, in violation of federal regulations

Natrol Liquid Melatonin

October 19th, 2021

Allegations: Falsely marketing products as “100% Drug-Free” when they contain ethyl alcohol

Vizzy Hard Seltzer

October 6th, 2021

Allegations: Misleadingly marketing that alcohol products contain “Vitamin C Antioxidant from Acerola Superfruit” when the products contain a small amount of vitamin C that does not provide health benefits and the products are actually dangerous to consumers’ health

Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt

September 10th, 2021

Allegations: Misleadingly marketing the health benefits products provide

Guinness® Extra Stout

May 3rd, 2021

Allegations: Falsely marketing Guinness Extra Stout as having been brewed in Ireland when it is actually brewed in and imported from Canada

Dove Men ‘Plant-Based Care’

March 25th, 2021

Spoiler: It’s not so much the overall care that is plant-based but rather specific moisturizing ingredients.

BC Kombucha Beverages

March 22nd, 2021

Case Name (Date) Brothers et al v. MAD at S.A.D., LLC d/b/a Kombucha 221 B.C. 21-cv-60542, S.D. Fla. (March 2021) Product/Service BC Kombucha beverages Allegations Falsely marketing beverages as non-alcoholic when they actually contain alcohol Status Pending

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