You may remember Telebrands, the company that sells innovative products through a very distinctive style of advertising. You probably remember them very well, because we had a story just this morning about their settling a New Jersey lawsuit alleging violations of that state’s Consumer Fraud Act. The company also came to an agreement with competitor S.C. Johnson and Son, agreeing to pull ads for its Amish Secret Furniture Cleaner and stop making claims that standard furniture polish is bad for wood. [More]
Perhaps you’ve had that feeling after a late-night informercial-fueled shopping spree, that, “Why did I buy four mini desk fans in various colors?” buyer’s remorse. While it’s one thing to do that to yourself, officials in New Jersey are accusing the company behind “As Seen On TV” gadgets and gizmo of forcing customers into a buying trap, with no way out other than buying more stuff. [More]
The Therma Scarf, a polyester/cotton blend scarf with pockets and microwaveable heat packs marketed by infomercial powerhouse Telebrands, has been recalled. The scarf’s heat packs, made of flaxseeds, pose a fire and burn hazard to wearers. In a related story, someone actually thought it would be a good idea to make a microwaveable scarf with pockets.