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Avon Gets Warned By The FDA To Adjust Their ADitute

Filed under: Beauty BuzzAd CampaignsAvon


We knew they couldn’t be THAT great!

Avon and other cosmetics companies, including Lancome, have gotten an official warning from the FDA to reel in their ads.

Their products claim to erase years from your face, but even dermatologist Dr. Tina Alster says is a bit of smoke and mirrors.

These anti-wrinkle potions are promising the world, and people are dropping serious ca$$$h to get them!

Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to get all the deets!

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Taylor Swift's CoverGirl Ad Banned!


Oh nos!

Proctor & Gamble have pulled Taylor Swift's new CoverGirl NatureLuxe mascara ad!

The ad included a disclaimer that read Taylor's lashes were digitally enhanced in post production, which is false advertising according to the National Advertising Division of the Council of Business Bureaus Claims.

The director of the NAD, Andrea Levine, explained:

"You can’t use a photograph to demonstrate how a cosmetic will look after it is applied to a woman’s face and then – in the mice type – have a disclosure that says ‘okay, not really'."

The advertising watchdog also asked Proctor & Gamble to prove certain claims made in the ad, but agreed to permanently discontinue the ad instead.

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EasyTones Cost Reebok $25 Million For False Advertising



Reebok has been ordered to pay $25 million in customer refunds for their "deceptive" toning footwear ads.

The Federal Trade Commission said Reebok made unsupported claims that their EasyTone and RunTone shoes strengthen and tone key muscles in the legs and butt more than regular shoes.


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Coach Sues Jo-Ann Fabrics

Filed under: Legal MattersCoach


Jo-Ann Fabrics is being sued by Coach for selling fleece they believe is causing "consumer confusion".

Coach claims in their lawsuit, the fabric store is selling Blizzard Fleece that features elongated Os, which they believe is too close to their trademark Cs.

But wait, there's more! On top of the copyright infringement claim, the leather goods company also accuses Jo-Ann's of: trademark counterfeiting, false designation of origin, false advertising and trademark dilution.


In total, Coach is seeking "$2 million per counterfeit mark, per type of counterfeit good, punitive damages, attorneys’ fees and other costs".

Double ouch.

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China Accuses Walmart Of Price Gouging

Filed under: Business Blitz


China's National Development and Reform Commission is kicking and screaming over Walmart's "deceptive prices".

According to the agency, the mega-retailer is either inflating the original price or overcharging consumers on discounted goods.

For example, a box of Nescafe coffee at a Nanning City location was marked down from $6.67 to $5.44, but come checkout time they charged $5.66.

The NDRC says they plan to "severely deal" with Walmart and may charge a fine of $76,000 for violating China's price laws.

Yeah, that'll show that multi-billion dollar company who's boss!

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Dog Fur Found In Sean John Faux Fur Jackets!

Filed under: Icky Icky PooFashion SmashionDiddyWoof WoofMacy's


So wrong.

Two styles of Sean John jackets were yanked from Macy's following an investigation by the Humane Society.

According to the animal rights organization, raccoon dog fur was found in the trim even though it was advertised as faux fur.

The non-domestic dogs are indigenous to Asia and commonly used because their fur closely resembles that of raccoons.

The Humane Society's CEO Wayne Pacelle said both retailers and designers "aren’t paying close enough attention to the fur trim they are selling."

No kidding!

After the discovery, Diddy quickly issued a statement:

"I was completely unaware of the nature of this material, but as soon as we were alerted, the garments were pulled off the Macy’s floor and Web site. I have instructed our outerwear licensee to cease the production of any garments using this material immediately."

What's worse is Sean John isn't the only clothing company that's guilty of using this type of fur. Out of the 10 labels the Humane Society tested, 9 of them tested positive for raccoon dog fur.


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