False Labeling Warning - Fox 2 News Headlines

False Labeling Warning

Posted: Updated:

Ever buy a face cream that just didn't work the way it was advertised? Or, maybe a health supplement that didn't live up to the hype? Many of us do but few of us file a complaint.

A national watch dog group says misleading or false labeling is a big problem.  It's a problem the False Labeling Complaint Center says annually costs consumers billions of dollars.  But, it seems most of us, even if we think we've been had, don't do anything about it.

What kind of things are we talking about? How about hidden fees that you discover buried in bills? Report it. How about food that was advertised to offer certain nutritional or health benefits? Well, if you think you paid for something that you didn't get, report it.  If you bought a home improvement product but found it defective, then you can report that, too.

It's your money and you should get what you pay for. The False Labeling Complaint Center is urging you, if you think you were intentionally misled as to the quality, or the viability of a product by false labeling, to contact them at 866-714-6466.

Here are some guidelines: You have to have purchased the product or service in the last year. You have to have kept that receipt, too. And you have to have the packaging that makes the promise that you are disputing.

Here is the link to the False Labeling Complaint Center.

  • I-Team Story ArchiveMore>>

  • Unresolved bank errors? Help is on the way

    Unresolved bank errors? Help is on the way

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:11:30 GMT
    Taking on a big bank, even over something like a minor bank error, can be maddening. You feel like no one is listening. It's like being trapped in a maze you can't get out of, but somebody is noticing how frustrating that can be.
    Taking on a big bank, even over something like a minor bank error, can be maddening. You feel like no one is listening. It's like being trapped in a maze you can't get out of, but somebody is noticing how frustrating that can be.
  • I-Team Investigation

    Former Douglas Co. D.A. office manager indicted

    Former Douglas Co. D.A. office manager indicted

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:24:49 GMT
    There are major new developments today in the state investigation of the Douglas County District Attorney's office. Tammy Agan, the former office manager, has been indicted on 58 counts of theft and making false statements.
    There are major new developments today in the state investigation of the Douglas County District Attorney's office. Tammy Agan, the former office manager, has been indicted on 58 counts of theft and making false statements.
  • Whistleblower Seeks Sanctions Against Attorney General's Office

    Whistleblower Seeks Sanctions Against Attorney General's Office

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:59:29 GMT
    In a letter, obtained exclusively by the Fox 5 I-Team, former Ethics director Stacey Kalberman's plans to seek sanctions against the state Attorney General's office.
    More controversy involving the State Ethics Commission. In a letter, obtained exclusively by the Fox 5 I-Team, former Ethics director Stacey Kalberman's plans to seek sanctions against the state Attorney General's office.
  • Contact the FOX 5 I-Team

    * denotes required fields

    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thanks for contacting FOX 5.  To reach our newsroom by phone, please call (404) 898-0100.

Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices