Magic shoes won’t make you thin and neither will spending a mere three minutes a day on an exercise device.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently filed charges against the marketers of the Ab Circle Pro for claiming that a three-minute workout on awkward device was the same as doing 100 sit ups.
“The FTC reminds marketers that they should think twice before promising a silver-bullet solution to a health problem – whether it involves losing weight or curing cancer,” Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection David Vladeck said in a press release. “Weight loss is hard work, and telling consumers otherwise is deceptive.”
According to the FTC, the defendants have agreed to settlements that provide as much as $25 million depending on the volume of refunds consumers request.
Consumers who bought an Ab Circle Pro can apply for a refund and learn more about the false claims about the Ab Circle Pro at FTC’s website.