DSSRC Administrative Closure #132
The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding three Facebook posts and a YouTube video disseminated by Company salesforce members. The three Facebook posts all referenced an antioxidant ingredient in the Company’s product that was purportedly efficacious against certain disease conditions including, but not limited to, ADHD, autism and cancer. Of additional concern to DSSRC, were representations made in the YouTube video that the Company products work to renew, replenish and protect cells in the body and has helped the salesforce members to “fight this pandemic”.
Two days after receipt of the DSSRC’s opening letter, the Company promptly contacted the salesforce members responsible for the subject social media posts and had all four posts disabled. Based upon the Company’s good faith efforts to address the concerns of DSSRC, DSSRC administratively closed this inquiry.
(closed on 02/08/2021)