PROTECTING THE CONSUMER

Protecting the Consumer Federal Trade Commission on Guard Against False and Unfair Advertising, Other Business Practices . THE Federal Trade commission has issued orders directing two Chicago...

...iaa no therapeutic value In excess if affording temporary' relief from :tching in some instances, and its i« is not safe or harmless, but :r,ay cause injury in that its application to skin or scalp where abrasions are present might result in absorption of lead into the system...
...complaint also names as a respondent Ernest G. Rurrp, trading under the names Scientific Laboratories of America and California Sunshine Products, Inc., and as an officer of American Medicinal Products, Inc...
...that preparations containing thyroid have been used to treat certain types of obesity due to endocrine disfunction, but that, when so used, the patient must be constantly under specialized medical supervision to avoid serious injury' to health...
...and Roert C. Bundy, individually and trading as Jackson Sales Co...
...The facts were, according to findings, that the filler consisted of only 5 per cent down and 95 per cent cotton, but that this was explained only in small lettering in the advertisements...
...It is alleged, also advertised that use of his preparation would produce no harmful effects and that it is a cure, remedy and competent treatment for dandrufl, scalp eczema and falling hair...
...Comission findings are that the company and local distributors, in advertising the respondent's comforters, featured the name "Villadown," tending to mislead buyers Into believing that these articles were filled wholly with down...
...Tha commission order directs the respondents to cease selling or distributing candy or other merchandise so packpd and assembled that sales may be made by means of a lottery...
...The respondents are E. T. James, Jr...
...The complaint alleges that the product is composed principals' of desiccated thyroid, whole pituitary substance, ovarian substance, potassium iodine, and phenolphthalein...
...Long Island City, N. Y...
...MISREPRESENTATION in the sale of a drug preparation recommended for weight reducing, is alleged in a Federal Trade commission complaint issues against American Medicinal Products, Inc., Los Angeles...
...The respondent...
...The preparation it is alleged, will not accomplish the other results claimed...
...Protecting the Consumer Federal Trade Commission on Guard Against False and Unfair Advertising, Other Business Practices . THE Federal Trade commission has issued orders directing two Chicago merchandise distributing organizations and a Philadelphia dealer to discontinue use of lottery methods in the sale of their products to...
...The order provides, however, that if such term is employed to describe a filler composed in part of down and in part of materials other than down, the term must be immVdia.ely accompanied by a word or words of equal size or conspicuousness .designating the substance, fiber or material of which the filler is composed, with designation of each constituent fiber or material in the order of its predominance by weight, beginning with the largest jingle constituent...
...Individually and trading as Evans Candy House, Atlanta...
...The order also prohibits the representations that use of the preparation will recondition a motor or produce results equal to or comparable with a mechanical reconditioning of an automobile engine, and that nationally known laboratories have made impartial tests of "Micaseal" and have certified that it has merit when used in an automobile engine...
...It is further alleged that because of the potassium iodide content, use of the preparation would be definitely harmful to persons ill of goiter or pulmonary tuberculosis...
...Continued ingestion of thyroid, according to the complaint, accelerates the rate of metabolism, thereby burning the body tissues, especially fat tissue, in excess of that which is normal, and might cause other serious injury to health...
...The respondents ara Frank E. Gairing...
...The respondent is alleged to have ^presented that his preparation Reva" is not a hair dye...
...N. C. and the other in Atlanta...
...ultimate consumers...
...THE Federal Trade commission has ordered National Sure-Fit Quilting Co., Inc...
...The commission order directs the respondent to cease representing that use of "Micaseal" will decrease the oil or ?as consumption of a motor, increase engine compression or check excessive oil pumping, or that Its use will check excessive carbon formation or add speed, power or smoothness to the operation of old motors...
...The complaint further charges that the responden'.s disseminated false advertisements through failure to reveal to purchasers that use of "Re-Duce-Oids" under conditions prescribed in the advertisements or under customary or usual conditions may result in serious injury to health in that the preparation contains the dangerous drug thyroid...
...individually and trading as United Candy Company, Chariotte, and William C. Evans...
...Micaseal," the respondent corporation's product, was found to have been advertised in a manner tending to mislead purchasers into believing that its use will effect substantia) economies in operating automobiles and other accomplishments not justified by the facts...
...o cease supplying to or placing in the i.vnds of others assortments of candy >r other merchandise, together with yjsh or pull cards, punch boards or uher lottery devices which may be used in selling such articles to the public, and to discontinue selling or otherwise distributing any merchandise by means of a game of chance, gift en'erprise, or lottery scheme...
...to discontinue misrepresentations in the sale of bed comforters...
...The mouth of the Niger river In Africa went undiscovered by modern explorers until 1830...
...The commission order directs the respondent corporation to cease using the term "Villadown" or any other term which includes the word "down" or any colorable simulation of it or any term of similar meaning to describe a quilt, comforter or other similar product the filler of which is not composed wholly of down, the light fluffy undercoating of the waterfowl...
...MISREPRESENTATION of a cosmetic preparation for the hair and scalp is alleged in a Federal Trade commission complaint issued against Cecil Dwight Kitchen, trading as The Reva Co., Chicago...
...However, the complaint alleges that the respondent's product is a lead sulphur dye which dyes the exterior of the hair shaft and that the color produced by its use is that of an artificial d»e...
...TWO candy distributors, one in Charlotte...
...of Chicago, and Meyer R. Eiscnbrock, individually and trading as Marhar Sales Ob., Philadelphia...
...It is alleged that in newspaper, periodical and circular advertising matter the respondents advertised their product "Re-Duce-Oids" as a cure, remedy, and safe, competent and effec.ive treatment for obesity, when such is not a fact...
...but that it ibstitutes or replaces the pigment :n hair to give It color, and that it stimulates hair growth and restores natural youthlike color...
...PROHIBITING misrepresentation of a product advertised as a "recenditioner of automotive engines," the Federal Trade commission has issued a cease and desist order against United Factories, Inc., Kansas City...
...individually and trading as Gain Manufacturing Co...
...have been ordered iv the federal trade commission to liscontinue lottery methods in con-section with the sale of their products "hrough dealers to ultimate consumers...

Vol. 10 • June 1940 • No. 25


 
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