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November 10, 2014

Posted  November 10, 2014

Norm Thompson Outfitters. Inc., and Wacoal America, Inc. agreed to pay to pay $230,000 and $1.3 million, respectively, to settle charges that their marketing claims for their caffeine-infused products were false and not substantiated by scientific evidence.  In settling the charges, the companies are banned from claiming that any garment that contains any drug or cosmetic causes substantial weight or fat loss or a substantial reduction in body size. The companies also are prohibited from making claims that any drug or cosmetic reduces or eliminates cellulite or reduces body fat, unless they are not misleading and can be substantiated by competent and reliable scientific evidence.  FTC