TechnoBrands settles FTC charges

Gadgets cataloger TechnoBrands agreed to return about $400,000 to customers to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges. The FTC accused TechnoBrands of making false claims about several of its products, such as the Enforma System for weight loss and the BMI Magnetic Kit for the relief of severe pain.

“We don’t think we were wrong,” W. Jeffery Edwards, an attorney for TechnoBrands, told The Associated Press. He said the cataloger settled to avoid litigation and does not admit breaking any law. As part of the settlement, it must have scientific evidence to support future product claims.

The FTC also accused Colonial Heights, VA-based TechnoBrands of selling customers memberships in a buyers club and then failing to tell the customers that they would be charged for the membership unless they canceled within 30 days.

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