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Dieters Beware: Weight Loss Products May Use Deceptive Marketing
2014-01-08 05:37:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most New Year's resolutions include wanting to become healthier, or to lose weight. There are literally thousands of products out there claiming that they can help a person achieve those goals. Not all of them tell the truth, nor do they have ethical practices when advertising. This week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a "law enforcement initiative stopping national marketers that used deceptive advertising claims to...

2014-01-07 16:25:16

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, SENSA® Products, LLC announced a settlement in connection with a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) consent order on the use of certain advertising claims for the SENSA® Weight-Loss System (SENSA®). The settlement involves no admission of wrongful conduct by the company and does not challenge the product's safety. SENSA® is sprinkled onto foods and designed to help users learn portion control without restricting food...

2013-12-12 12:22:33

Groups Caution That No Other State Should Follow Georgia's "Misguided" Approach on Attacking Pocketbooks of Lifeline Wireless Customers WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Half a dozen leading consumer, Latino, and low-income groups - including Consumer Action, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the Community Action Partnership, the National Consumers League, and the National Grange - today issued a joint statement criticizing recent actions by the Georgia...

2013-12-11 12:27:09

Consumer Reports HealthLawHelper.org Cuts Through Opinions to Provide Consumers with the Unbiased Facts They Need to Make Decisions About Their Health Insurance Needs for 2014 YONKERS, N.Y., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One month after the start of open enrollment in the new Health Insurance Marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act, a new survey conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center shows that many American consumers now feel more confused about the...

2013-12-04 23:31:53

AnswerNet launched ReadyRecall at the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals (SOCAP) Annual Conference this past October. Willow Grove, PA (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 AnswerNet, a full-service provider of inbound, outbound and automated call center services, launched ReadyRecall at the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals (SOCAP) Annual Conference this past October. ReadyRecall is an off-the-shelf solution that provides businesses with web, phone, text, email, voice and print...

2013-12-01 16:20:50

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once viewed by many as a problem limited to purveyors of high-end luxury goods, today counterfeiting has become a multi-billion dollar criminal activity affecting almost every American industry. While criminals see the production and sale of counterfeit goods as a lucrative, low-risk business model, this illicit activity not only harms U.S. businesses but also puts consumers at severe risk, especially during the holiday shopping season....

2013-11-04 12:31:14

Deputy Head of Wall Street Journal Video Named Senior Director of Video for CR YONKERS, N.Y., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports, the world's largest independent product-testing organization, announced today that it has hired Gwendolyn Bounds to lead and grow its energetic video team. In her new role, Ms. Bounds will oversee a team of video producers, editors and others who produce a wide range of content for the web and television outlets. The content is...

2013-10-22 23:29:17

Regulatory Insider Bolsters Advanced Media and Technology and Consumer Protection Defense Practice Teams New York, New York (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that David G. Mallen, the deputy director of the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) and an experienced attorney in the areas of advertising and consumer protection law, has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office. Mallen brings with him nearly 15...

2013-10-16 23:33:46

The Federal Communication Commission's more stringent Telephone Consumer Protection Act rules take effect October 16, 2013. TCPA attorney Sergei Lemberg says that the new regulations, which mandate that businesses obtain prior written consent before sending text messages or robocalls to cell phones, are a victory for consumers. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Consumer attorney Sergei Lemberg (http://www.SueSpamTexters.com, http://www.Do-Not-Call-Complaints.com) welcomes...

2013-10-07 08:22:57

MADISON, Conn., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After ad watchdog TINA.org filed complaints about deceptive advertising, the maker of a dietary supplement aimed at children with speech delays has corrected its website and is in the process of amending its product packaging, reports the advocacy group. "This is a victory for consumers,'' said TINA.org Executive Director Bonnie Patten. "We are pleased this company took appropriate action to stop its deceptive marketing that preyed on the...