Oh great. And I've already worn mine, so no refunds. Shit. Thanks for the link, Mike Gentile.
FTC: Caffeinated Underwear Won't Really Help You Lose Weight
Saturday, October 04, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. --If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked - but at least you can get your money back.
The Federal Trade Commission announced Monday that two companies - Norm Thompson Outfitters of Oregon and Wacoal America Inc. of New Jersey - have agreed to refund $1.5 million to consumers who purchased "shapewear" that supposedly can reduce cellulite and fat because it is infused with caffeine, vitamin E and other things.
"Caffeine-infused shapewear is the latest 'weight-loss brew' concocted by marketers," Jessica Rich, director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, said in a statement. "If someone says you can lose weight by wearing the clothes they are selling, steer clear."
Neither company could be reached for comment.