18. Capital Home Advocacy Center mortgage assistance
Capital Home Advocacy Center, which offered mortgage relief to homeowners, claimed it was accredited by the Better Business Bureau, even though it had actually received an F rating.
17. American Plastic Lumber Company building materials
American Plastic Lumber Company overstated the amount of recycled materials in its products.
16. Nopalea fruit drink
TriVita claimed that its Nopalea drink would reduce pain and inflammation, improve breathing, and provide a number of additional health benefits — none of which are scientifically proven. The company settled with the FTC for $3.5 million.
15. Smart Balance margarine substitute
Blended Butter Sticks from Smart Balance claimed to block cholesterol, but they have too much saturated fat for that to be true. Smart Balance has removed the claim.
14. ADT home security
ADT falsely identified the safety and technology experts who endorsed its home-security product as independent. Those experts had actually been paid for their endorsements.