TINA.org investigated Revlon’s Almay Simply American™ marketing campaign. To read more about that investigation and TINA.org’s findings, click here.
TINA.org also investigated several social media influencers the FTC had notified (twice) of their legal obligation to properly disclose their relationships with brands when promoting products or services on social media platforms, one of whom was Ciara who promoted Revlon on her Instagram account without proper disclosures. To read more about that investigation, click here.
Williams-Sonoma to Pay $1 Million to Settle Deceptive Ad Lawsuit Sparked by TINA.org
FTC takes action against home goods and kitchenware company for misleading made in the USA claims.
TINA.org’s Made in USA Actions
A review of TINA.org’s work uncovering (and putting an end to) deceptive made in the USA ad campaigns.
Mercedes Slams Brakes on Built in USA Claims after TINA.org Inquiry
TINA.org found the German automaker didn’t have the support to claim its Sprinter van was “built in the USA.”
Influencers Defy FTC Rules on Disclosure Despite Warnings
TINA.org finds 95 percent of social media influencers previously put on notice by the FTC breaking the law.
Despite Boston-Made Claims, Many Gillette Products Wicked Imported
TINA.org files FTC complaint over Gillette’s false and deceptive Made in the USA claims.
Target Misses the Mark with Made in USA Claims
TINA.org probe finds widespread examples of false and deceptive “Made in the USA” product representations.
Deceptive Ads 2015
US Senator Urges FTC to Step Up Made in USA Policing
Letter to agency follows TINA.org complaint to FTC regarding USA misrepresentation on Walmart.com.
TINA.org Reports Walmart’s Made in USA Mess to FTC
False and deceptive made in USA representations prompts action.
‘Almay Simply American’ Slogan Gets a Makeover
Changes come after TINA.org files complaint.
Almay Cosmetics Containing PFAs
Allegations: Falsely marketing cosmetics as clean, healthy, and non-toxic when they contain harmful ingredients
Almay’s Hypoallergenic Products
In August 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Revlon and Almay for allegedly misleadingly marketing Almay products as “hypoallergenic” when, according to plaintiffs, they contain allergens, irritants, and other…
“Revlon Age Defying with DNA Advantage” Cosmetics
August 2017: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement. March 2017: A federal judge granted the parties’ joint motion for preliminary approval of the settlement agreement. A final…