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FDA to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers

3 years 3 weeks 1 day ago Tuesday, September 30 2014 Sep 30, 2014 September 30, 2014 5:15 PM September 30, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Jonathan A. Cooper

PORTLAND, OR - If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked - but at least you can get your money back.

The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that two companies have agreed to refund $1.5 million to consumers who purchased "shapewear" that supposedly can reduce cellulite and fat because it's infused with caffeine, vitamin E and other things.

The FTC says there's no scientific evidence to back up those claims.

In a settlement, Norm Thompson Outfitters of Oregon, and Wacoal America Inc. of New Jersey agree not to make claims that their products cause weight loss or a reduction of body size.

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