BBB National Programs Decisions

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  • 11/04/2020 - DSSRC Recommends Direct Selling Company LurraLife Discontinue Certain Earnings and Health-Related Product Claims

    McLean, VA – November 4, 2020 – The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) challenged certain unsubstantiated earnings and health-related/wellness benefit product claims made by LurraLife, a multi-level direct selling company. In response to DSSRC’s request for substantiation of the challenged claims, LurraLife removed the videos and ads in question and requested the same action be taken by its corporate brand partners. The claims were challenged as a result of the DSSRC’s routine monitoring program.  

  • 4/07/2020 - Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council Refers Health-Related Product Claims by New U Life, Inc. to the Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration

    The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) has referred certain health-related claims made by New U Life, Inc. (“New U Life” or the “Company”) for its Somaderm hGH transdermal gel to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for possible enforcement action after the Company failed to comply with DSSRC’s recommendations to modify or discontinue such claims. The health-related product claims at issue in DSSRC’s inquiry pertained to product efficacy as well as claims that Somaderm product was “FDA Registered” and that the product had clinical applications. In addition, the DSSRC inquiry also included a number of additional health-related claims (e.g., “Regrowth of heart, liver, spleen, kidney and other organs that shrink with age”; “14.4% loss of fat on average after six months without dieting”; “Superior immune function”; “Greater cardiac output”; “Superior immune function,” etc.) and a number of before-and-after depictions purportedly demonstrating the results received from using the product.
  • 2/07/2020 - Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council Refers Health-Related Product Claims Disseminated by Dose of Nature to the Federal Trade Commission

    February 7, 2020 – New York, NY – The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) has referred certain marketing claims made by Dose of Nature (“Dose of Nature” or the “Company”) for its water-soluble CBD and nano CBD products for humans and animals to the Federal Trade Commission.
  • 10/21/2019 - Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council Refers Income and Incentive Trip Claims to the Federal Trade Commission

    New York, NY – October 21, 2019 –The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) has referred certain marketing claims made by MojiLife, LLC (“MojiLife” or the “Company”) for its home fragrance products to the Federal Trade Commission for possible enforcement action after the Company failed to fully participate in the self-regulatory process. At issue in DSSRC’s inquiry were income representations concerning the amount of money that MojiLife distributors could reasonably expect to earn from selling the Company’s products as well as claims regarding incentive trips that could be earned by distributors of the Company. 

  • 10/10/2019 - Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council Refers Health-Related Product Claims and Income Representations by Aloe Veritas, Inc. to the Federal Trade Commission

    The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) has referred certain marketing claims made by Aloe Veritas, Inc. (“Aloe Veritas” or the “Company”) for its wellness and skincare products to the Federal Trade Commission for possible enforcement action after the Company failed to provide a statement indicating whether it will comply with DSSRC’s recommendations to modify or discontinue such claims.