Tuesday, October 7, 2014

News: FTC Cracks Down On Caffeinated Underwear Weight Loss Claims

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.

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  1. Hahaha! I'm surprised they didn't make them pumpkin spice flavored too. :D

    Even if the infused caffeine did by some stretch of the imagination help the metabolism, wouldn't it wash out the first time they were laundered?

  2. The pumpkin spiced ones would be yoga pants.



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