- Created on Friday, 20 September 2013 15:14
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - An administrator working for the Federal Trade Commission is mailing 7,979 checks averaging $27.42 each to consumers who bought dietary supplements sold by national pharmacy chain Walgreens under its store-brand “Wal-Born” label.
In 2010, Walgreens settled FTC charges that it deceptively advertised that the supplements could effectively prevent colds, fight germs, and boost the immune system.
The company touted the similarity of Wal-Born supplements to those sold by Airborne Health, Inc., which settled similar deceptive advertising charges by the FTC in 2008.
The checks, which total $218,750.00, must be cashed within 60 days after they are issued. The amount consumers receive depends upon the amount of claims they submitted that were approved The redress is capped at $30 per consumer.
The deadline for filing a refund request has expired. Consumers who have questions should call 1-800-598-3025 or visit www.FTC.gov/refunds. The FTC never requires consumers to pay money or provide information before redress checks can be cashed.