News articles have revealed that over 27,000 consumers who purchased air purifiers and vacuum cleaners manufactured and distributed by Oreck are entitled to receive a refund from the Federal Trade Commission as a result of an settlement between the manufacturer and the federal agency.
According to the several news articles mentioning this occurrence, Oreck products were advertising ProShield Plus air purifier and Halo vacuum cleaners as devices that could decrease the risk of illnesses like flu and eliminate all common allergens and germs upon use. The agreement was achieved last year and Oreck agreed to pay a fine of $750,000 to the Federal Trade Commission.
Over 27,000 checks are being signed and sent to consumers affected by this company’s reportedly false claims.
According to the FTC, the company Dyson challenged Oreck over the company’s health claims related to its vacuum cleaners and air purifiers but Oreck declined to review the company’s advertising claims, which prompted an investigation by the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau in 2009. The firm Oreck is now completely barred from advertising any products using deceptive and misleading claims unless any of the claims can be scientifically proved with competent evidence.
If you have purchased one of the products listed in this announcement, you’re entitled to receive a check for $25.
Any questions or doubts regarding this announcement should be addressed to the Federal Trade Commission as soon as possible.