FTC says Oreck made false claims

May 21, 2012 5:23:56 PM PDT
If you bought an Oreck vacuum cleaner, you could have money coming your way.

The Federal Trade Commission says the company made false and unproven claims that their product could reduce the risk of flu and other illnesses.

Consumers who bought the Oreck Halo Vacuum will receive $25 for each purchase. Those who bought the Oreck Pro-Shield Plus Air Cleaner will get $24.65 cents for each item.

Nearly $700,000 in checks are being mailed beginning Tuesday.

In other Federal Trade Commission news, a federal judge ordered "Pom Wonderful" Pomegranate juice to stop making claims of health benefits and performance for its beverages.


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