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Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Case(s): Federal Trade Commission v. Walgreen Co., Case No. 10-cv-1813, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.
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Details:Walgreens has agreed to pay nearly $6 million to settle FTC charges that it made deceptive advertising claims about its “Wal-Born” line of dietary supplements. If you purchased Wal-Born supplements between 2004 and 2010, you can apply for a cash refund of up to $30.
The Wal-Born settlement will resolve a 2010 lawsuit, titled Federal Trade Commission v. Walgreen Co., that alleges Walgreens deceptively advertised that its Wal-Born supplement line could effectively prevent colds, fight germs and boost the immune system. These supplements touted their similarity to supplements sold by Airborne Health, Inc., which settled similar deceptive advertising charges by the FTC in 2008.
Under the FTC Wal-Born settlement, Walgreens is banned from claiming that its products prevent or treat cold or flu symptoms, or protect against cold and flu viruses by boosting the immune system, unless there is scientific evidence to back up these claims.
Consumers who bought Wal-Born supplements between December 1, 2004 and March 29, 2010 can submit a claim for a refund. (Note: Some advertisements announcing the refund have incorrectly stated that consumers had to have purchased the supplements by June 30, 2009.) Consumers are eligible to receive up to $5 for each product purchased, for a total of six products or up to $30. The deadline to file a claim is February 4, 2013, and checks will be mailed no later than April 2013.
For more information about the Walgreens Wal-Born Settlement Refund Program, call 1-800-598-3025, or visit www.ftc.gov/Walgreens. Claim Forms can be submitted online at www.WalgreensRedressProgram.com.
Purchased or Leased From: December 1, 2004 to March 29, 2010
Claims must be postmarked by: 2/4/13
Settlement Administrator(s): Rust Consulting
Federal Trade Commission
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