SEATTLE, Feb. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Attorney Advertising. Keller Rohrback L.L.P. is currently investigating recent reports that four major retailers sold falsely labeled and potentially dangerous herbal supplements. GNC, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart (the "Companies") received cease-and-desist letters on Monday, February 2, demanding that the Companies explain how they verify the ingredients in their herbal supplements.
The cease and desist notification to stop selling store-brand herbal supplements came after tests showed these supplements did not usually contain the ingredients advertised. These tests ordered by the attorney general's office showed that, overall, 79% of these supplements either did not contain the key ingredient or contained other undisclosed materials. The test results showed specifically that only 41% of the supplements at Target, 22% at GNC, and 18% at Walgreens had the ingredient advertised. At Wal-Mart, only 4% of the supplements contained the advertised ingredient.
"Consumers have a right to demand that companies selling products promoting good health market those products honestly and accurately," said partner Gretchen Cappio, a member of Keller Rohrback's nationally recognized complex litigation group.
American adults spend an estimated $30 billion a year on dietary supplements. If you are one of them and would like to know more about your rights, please contact attorneys Gretchen Cappio or Cari Laufenberg at (800) 776-6044 or via email at email@example.com.
Keller Rohrback, with offices in Seattle, Phoenix, New York, and Santa Barbara, serves as lead and co-lead counsel in class actions throughout the country. Our Complex Litigation Group is proud to offer its expertise to clients nationwide, and our trial lawyers have obtained judgments and settlements on behalf of clients in excess of seven billion dollars.
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