I prefer to get my vitamins the old-fashioned way (i.e., in the shape of Flintstones characters), but for those of you who prefer your vitamins in the shape of Disney characters or Marvel superheros, the Federal Trade Commission wants you to know you might be due a refund.
Back in 2010, vitamin maker NBTY Inc., settled with the FTC for $2.1 million over allegations that it made deceptive claims on these kid-targeted vitamins.
Specifically, the FTC claimed that while the packaging for these vitamins touted the health benefits of DHA – an Omega-3 fatty acid – the actual amount of DHA in the vitamins was only a small fraction of what would be needed to actually realize these benefits.
The company is also alleged to have made unsupported claims that a daily serving of these vitamins promotes healthy brain and eye development in children.
So if you purchased these vitamins — sold at stores like CVS, Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Kroger, Kmart, Meijer, and Rite Aid — between May 1, 2008 and September 30, 2010, you can file a claim online HERE, to file a claim here, or call 866-224-4336 and request a paper claim form in the mail.
The deadline for to file is October 12, 2012.