Did You Buy Disney Or Marvel Vitamins? There Might Be A Refund Waiting For You

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.


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  1. eccsame says:

    I actually bought the princess gummies because they were BOGO at rite Aid. I think I deserve extra compensation for being a childless 38 year-old male with children’s gummies in my medicine cabinet for all friends and dates to see. Esp. since they were just…gummies. I figured when I bought them that I would automatically end up on some kind of offender registry.

    • Red Cat Linux says:

      Pedobear approves.

      But… how many kiddie gummies does a grown man have to eat in order to get an adult dose of vitamins?

      • ChuckECheese says:

        According to my Costco children’s chewables, only one is needed to get plenty of vitamins.

  2. benminer says:

    These things are like free money.

  3. JediZombie says:

    We buy the Marvel ones for my son all the time. Despite this (which is not a big deal really) they are good vitamins, my 2 year old always asks for one, and we make sure he only has 2 a day or less.

  4. Hungry Dog says:

    Be sure to get some Flintstones chewable morphines.