False Advertising Class Action Lawsuit: How To Get Your Airborne Refund

Yesterday we mentioned that the makers of Airborne had reached a tentative settlement over claims that it falsely represented its product as a “miracle cold buster,” by citing a study done by a research firm that ABCNews describes as “a two-man operation started up just to do the Airborne study. There was no clinic, no scientists and no doctors.”

The NYT says:

Oprah Winfrey, Howard Stern, Kevin Costner and other stars endorse the product, and the teacher-inventor has appeared on the “Dr. Phil” and “Live With Regis and Kelly” television shows and others, chattering away about Airborne’s benefits.

The company does not admit wrongdoing, but if you want your refund you can have it. Here are some instructions to help you get your money:

To file online:

Go to AirborneHealthSettlement.com

If you’d like to file by mail:

Download a claim form and submit it by September 15, 2008 to
Airborne Class Action Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 1897
Faribault, MN 55021-7152

You may also call: 1-888-952-9080

The settlement says:

If you are unable to provide proof of purchase, you will be entitled to reimbursement for the average retail price of $6.99 per box of Airborne Health Formula, $2.75 per box for Gummi, $10.50 per box of Seasonal, and $6.99 per box for the remaining Airborne Products, for up to six (6)Airborne Product packages.

Makers of Airborne Settle False-Ad Suit With Refunds [NYT]
Airborne Health Settlement

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