DSSRC Administrative Closure #97
The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) inquired about an Instagram post disseminated by a direct selling company’s (“Company”) salesforce member. The post in question inferred that the Company’s product could protect users from the coronavirus. DSSRC noted that at the time the post was disseminated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the Food Drug Administration had stated that there were no approved vaccines, drugs or investigational products available to treat or prevent COVID-19.
Within 48 hours after receiving the DSSRC’s inquiry, the Company contacted the
salesforce member responsible for the post and removed the claim from the post.
Based upon the Company’s immediate voluntary actions to address the matter, DSSRC administratively closed the inquiry.
(closed on 10/26/2020)