Promising to tone the public’s collective assets is going to cost Reebok $25 million in refunds according to the Federal Trade Commission.
The FTC announced Wednesday that Reebok would return a total of $25 million to customers who purchased athletic shoes from the company’s EasyTone and RunTone series ebook forum. The refunds are the result of a settlement Reebok reached with the FTC after objections were raised regarding Reebok’s ability to deliver on its promises in relation to their EasyTone line kostenloses antivirus programm herunterladen.
Reebok’s ads for the shoes were very specific. While specificity is generally a good thing, Reebok got too specific with too little proof to back up their claims ulead photo express 5 se kostenlos downloaden deutsch. At least according to the FTC’s findings. Reebok claimed working out while wearing shoes from their EasyTone line would lead to 28 percent more strength in the buttocks and 11 percent more tone in the hamstrings and calves monster legends kostenlos herunterladen.
The FTC took issue with these very specific numbers, saying Reebok was unable to provide sufficient proof of their advertising claims.
Reebok spokesman Daniel Sarro was quick to point out that while Reebok agreed to the settlement, it does not mean they don’t stand behind their product herunterladen. “We have received overwhelmingly enthusiastic feedback from thousands of EasyTone customers,” Sarro told msnbc.com. “We remain committed to the further development of our EasyTone line of products.”
In the meantime Reebok has yanked the contentious ad campaign and removed any ads in their stores that contain references to the claims firefox datei öffnen nicht downloaden.
Companies of all stripes are known for outrageous advertising claims, or “puffery.” Makeup companies imply if you purchase their product you’ll look like a supermodel, clothing lines indicate you may look three sizes smaller of you wear their jeans, etc pyramid solitär saga kostenlosen. The difference here is that those other companies (mostly) remain vague enough in their claims to pass muster. Reebok got their hand slapped due to their willingness to use specific numbers and their apparent inability to provide enough substantiated proof to back those numbers up spiele kostenlos herunterladen durak. Though Sarro was quick to point out Reebok does not agree there was less than sufficient evidence of the EasyTone line’s performance.
Regardless, the agreement has been struck so anyone who purchased EasyTone shoes or clothing from Reebok’s EasyTone apparel line may be eligible for a refund herunterladen. This process and the amount of the refunds will be overseen by a federal judge. To apply for a refund, visit https://cert.gardencitygroup.com/rbk/fs/ftc-1 herunterladen.