Vesync Voluntarily Discontinues Certain Claims for HEPA Air Purifiers Following National Advertising Division Challenge by Dyson
New York, NY – August 15, 2023 – Following a BBB National Programs National Advertising Division (NAD) challenge, brought by competitor Dyson, Inc., Vesync Co., Ltd. voluntarily discontinued certain claims for its HEPA air purifiers.
Dyson challenged claims that Vesync’s Levoit EverestAir Smart True HEPA, Core 300, and Core 300S True HEPA air purifiers and their respective replacement filters have passed HEPA standards and argued that such claims conveyed other misleading messages.
In response to the challenge, Vesync asserted its belief in the efficacy of its products and stated that the challenged claims were made based on pre-existing independent third-party data. Vesync informed NAD that it was in the process of updating its testing data, however, and that for reasons unrelated to Dyson’s challenge, it had elected to permanently discontinue the challenged claims. Therefore, NAD did not review the claims on their merits.
In its advertiser statement, Vesync thanked NAD for its attention to the matter and stated that it “does not concede that there was anything misleading about the claims but has decided to voluntarily discontinue the claims.”
National Advertising Division Recommends MacuHealth Discontinue or Modify Certain Claims for Several Brands of Eye Health Dietary Supplements
New York, NY – September 21, 2023 – In a challenge brought by Vision Elements, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that MacuHealth modify or discontinue certain claims for its dietary supplement products.
National Advertising Division Refers Advertising by SBLA Beauty to the Federal Trade Commission for Review for Failure to Participate
New York, NY – September 21, 2023 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) has referred advertising claims made by SBLA Beauty, Inc. to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after the company failed to provide a substantive response to NAD’s inquiry.
Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council Recommends Zallevo Discontinue Certain Earnings and Health-Related Product Claims
McLean, VA – August 31, 2023 – The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) recommended that Zallevo modify or discontinue certain earnings and health-related product performance claims, including claims regarding treating serious health-related conditions.
Privacy Watchdog Brings Temu into Compliance with Digital Advertising Privacy Best Practices
McLean, VA – August 29, 2023 - The Digital Advertising Accountability Program (DAAP) brought WhaleCo into compliance with the DAA Principles. Since beginning U.S. operations in September 2022, Shanghai-based WhaleCo’s mobile application, Temu, has quickly risen to become one of the top downloaded free apps.