Refund Available For Children’s Vitamins After False Claims
(CNN) — The marketer of Disney and Marvel hero-themed vitamins for children is refunding more than $2 million.
NBTY has admitted its vitamins contained only a fraction of the nutritional value it claimed on the packaging.
The pills were advertised as containing a dose of DHA that would satisfy 100 percent of a child’s daily requirement.
But the Federal Trade Commission says in some cases the vitamins contained only minuscule amounts of DHA.
DHA is an Omega-3 fatty acid found in fish.
The packaging featured characters like Disney princesses, Winnie the Pooh, Nemo and Spider-Man.
The vitamins were sold at a number of major retailers and online for between $4 and $8.
If you think you may have bought a box between May of 2008 and September of 2010, you can file a claim on the FTC’s website until October 12.