FTC Settles with Marketers of Caffeine-Infused Shapewear

By on September 29, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with Norm Thompson Outfitters, Inc., and Wacoal America, Inc., marketers of women’s “shapewear” undergarments, regarding alleged false claims that their caffeine-infused apparel could result in weight loss.

The settlement requires the companies to pay $1.5 million in customer refunds and refrain from subsequent unfounded claims.

“Caffeine-infused shapewear is the latest ‘weight-loss’ brew concocted by marketers,” said Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “If someone says you can lose weight by wearing the clothes they are selling, steer clear. The best approach is tried and true: diet and exercise.”

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