The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, just settled a lawsuit with the company that sold Airborne. The FTC charged that they made deceptive claims that the product would reduce the severity or duration of colds. According to the FTC, there is no credible evidence that the product provided any tangible benefit for people who are exposed to germs in crowded places.
To settle the FTC’s case and a separate class action lawsuit, the company has agreed to refund up to $30 million to consumers who bought the product. Your readers can file an easy online refund claim at www.airbornehealthsettlement.com. For more information about the FTC’s lawsuit, visit http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2008/08/airborne.shtm.
For up to six purchases, consumers do not need to file proofs of purchase to get their money back. But they do have to request a refund by the September 15th deadline.