Refunds Sent to Buyers of Walgreens' 'Wal-Born' Dietary Supplements

Refunds Sent to Buyers of Walgreens' 'Wal-Born' Dietary SupplementsThe Federal Trade Commission is mailing nearly 8,000 checks that average $27.42 to consumers who purchased dietary supplements sold by Walgreens.
The supplements were sold under the store-brand “Wal-Born” label.
Walgreens settled FTC charges in 2010 that it deceptively advertised the supplements by boasting that they effectively  prevent colds, fight germs, and boost the immune system.
The FTC said Walgreens touted the similarity of Wal-Born supplements to those sold by Airborne Health, 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 refunds are 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.
The agency urges consumers to carefully evaluate advertising claims for dietary supplements.

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