FTC Accuses Viatek of Falsely Advertising Mosquito Repellent Wristbands

By on February 25, 2015

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged Viatek Consumer Products Group, Inc. (Viatek) with falsely claiming that its Mosquito Shield Bands create a five-foot “vapor barrier” that protects users from being bitten by mosquitos by for 96-120 hours.
“The defendants said that their wristbands would protect you from mosquito bites, but their claims weren’t backed up by scientific evidence,” said Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “Those claims violate the law and a 2003 FTC order against the defendants.”
The FTC complaint seeks funds to provide refunds to consumers, civil penalties and a permanent injunction preventing the defendants from any future violations of the FTC Act and the Commission order.

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