43 Most Outrageous Product Claims of All Time
43. Gerber Good Start Gentle formula
Gerber made unsubstantiated claims that its Good Start Gentle formula prevented children who took it from developing allergies.
42. Sensa weight-loss product
The FTC ruled that Sensa’s fat-burning products — which claimed to enhance the smell and taste of food and thus making users feel full and eat less — misled consumers and made unfounded weight-loss claims.
41. 5-Hour Energy
5-hour Energy alleged that its energy drink shots were better than coffee and that doctors recommended it. Those claims were misleading and the makers of 5-Hour Energy were ordered to pay $4.3 million in penalties and fees.
40. Lumosity app
Lumos Labs said its app would help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, though it had no proof. The company was fined $2 million by the FTC.
Coca-Cola falsely claimed its Vitaminwater brand could promote healthy joints, reduce the risk of eye disease, and to have other health benefits.