Claims Unsupported By Scientific Evidence
Do Himalayan salt lamps have multiple benefits, including cleaning the air and releasing negative ions? No, says the complaint for this class action. It brings suit against Headclicks, Inc. for what it alleges are false statements the company makes in marketing its salt lamps.
Do you drink Bang energy drinks? Is Bang truly “the healthiest energy drink” as its maker, VPX, claims? According to a lawsuit filed by Monster Energy Company, it’s just a lot of hype, meant to deceive consumers. The lawsuit claims damages to Monster, but it offers nothing to consumers who have been paying $2 and up per can. We’re investigating to see if a class action is needed.
Core Nutrition, LLC claims that its Core Hydration water products provide superior hydration because their pH level is the same as “your body’s natural pH balance.” Is this possible? The complaint for this class action claims that it is not, and that science does not back up the products’ claims.
Zicam, LLC and Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. will be paying $16 million to settle a class action alleging that the companies made misleading statements and false claims about the effectiveness of some Zicam products, thereby violating state and federal laws.
A settlement has been reached in a class action alleging that clinical studies do not support the marketing claims made for Testofen.
Wellnx Life Sciences makes high claims for its Nature’s Science “100% Pure Garcinia Cambogia” weigh loss product. Unfortunately, the complaint for this class action alleges that the product is not effective for weight loss and does not contain the amount of active ingredient hydroxyxitric acid (HCA) advertised, in violation of a number of state and federal laws.
In 2013, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent 23andMe, Inc. a warning letter that required the company to stop marketing the health information component of its Personal Genome Service (PGS). In January of 2014, a related class action arbitration was given to the American Arbitration Association.
This settlement resolves a class action about Kirkland Signature Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, filed against Costco Wholesale Corp., the seller of the oil, and LODC Group, Ltd., the maker of the oil, claiming that the companies violated law by misleadingly marketing the oil as “healthy.”
Juice Beauty, doing business as Juice Organics, makes a line of shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask products that claim to be “repairing.” According to the complaint for this class action, the products do not in fact repair hair—because hair cannot be repaired. Hair is made of a family of proteins called keratin. While hair follicles in the scalp are alive and so keep producing hair, the complaint claims, the hair itself is dead matter; it cannot repair itself because it does not contain any living or regenerative organs, and the hair products cannot repair it because they do not contain any ingredients that could mend damaged keratin proteins.
This settlement resolves a class action brought against Pharmavite alleging that its glucosamine and/or chondroitin products are labeled in a way that is deceptive and misleading, did not provide the benefits advertised, and did not have scientific evidence to back up its claims. The class action does not contend that the products are unsafe or make any claims about their safety.