FTC slams retailers: Caffeine-infused underwear not weight loss aid

October 3, 2014 5:11 PM

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Two marketers of women’s caffeine-infused “shapewear” undergarments have settled Federal Trade Commission charges over weight-loss claims. The companies, Norm Thompson Outfitters and Wacoal America, have settled charges over claims that their caffeine-infused products for weight loss were false and not substantiated by scientific evidence. The companies must pay a total of $1.5 million in consumer redress.

Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said in a statement, “Caffeine-infused shapewear is the latest ‘weight-loss’ brew concocted by marketers.” She continued, “If someone says you can lose weight by wearing the clothes they are selling, steer clear. The best approach is...

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