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FTC settlement

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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FTC announces Nov. 28 HeightMax Plus maker Sunny Health Nutrition Technology & Products will pay $375,000 to settle charges its advertising claims are deceptive. The settlement also holds the Riverview, Fla.-based company potentially liable for $1.9 mil. in the event it "misrepresented their finances," the release says. Claims include a regular intake of dietary supplement HeightMax results in a 10% to 25% gain in height. The company is also charged with inventing "William Thomson," who was presented in HeightMaxads as an expert with a PhD in Biochemistry. Other products included in the complaint are HeightMax Concentrate, Liposan Ultra Chitosan Fat Blocker and Osteo-Vite. Radio and print advertisements ran in Spanish and English and appeared in Newsweek, Rolling Stone and Maxim...

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