If you purchased Disney or Marvel comics-theme children’s vitamins from 2008 to 2010, you might be eligible for a refund.
Federal Trade Commission announced that vitamin manufacturer NBTY will pay $2.1 million to settle charges that the company made false health claims about its product and must pay refunds to consumers.
According to the settlement, NBTY overstated the amount of docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, which is an omega-3 fatty acid, that is in its vitamins for children, and the benefits that the amount has on eye and brain development.
The products were sold at retail stores of the following companies: CVS Caremark, Kmart, Kroger, Meijer, Rite Aid, Target, Walgreen and Wal-Mart Stores.
Consumer who purchased NBTY’s children’s vitamins from May 1, 2008, to Sept. 30, 2010, are eligible for a refund. Individuals can call FTC at 866/224-4336 to request a paper claim form or go to www.ftc.gov/bcp/cases/childrensvitamins/ to file a claim online.
The deadline to file a claim is Oct. 12, 2012.