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Consumers can get their money back on fake "miracle" cold remedy Airborne in false advertising lawsuit settlement
Consumers who bought the cold remedy Airborne, and related products, between May 1, 2001, and November 29, 2007, can get their money back. Simply visit airbornesettlement.com to make your claim, I just did, and I'll give an update on the results. You can file a complaint online or print and send a claim form, but you'll want to rack your brain and try to remember...
- The store from which you bought the product(s),
- The amount you spent on the product(s).
- The city in which you bought the product.
- The type of product you bought
According to Cory Doctorow at Boing Boing, the company that made Airborne "settled a lawsuit brought by customers who were upset to learn that the 'clinical trials' that proved that it worked were faked. If you bought any of this snake-oil, you can get some money back.
Boing Boing points to the Lede blog from the NY Times, which reports that
"Under the agreement, a special Web site was created here to accept claims from customers, who have spent far more than $23.3 million on the range of Airborne products, from Airborne On-the-Go and Airborne Nighttime to Airborne Gummi and Airborne Power Pixies, which is sweetened for children..."