Icon having to pay $3 mill because of bogus weight loss claims

Logan’s Icon Health and Fitness will have to pay $3 million because it continued to make false weight loss claims about its Ab Glider exercise machine.

According to a Reuters report, Icon will pay to settle charges that it violated an earlier consent order from the Federal Trade Commission by saying that using its Ab Glider for three minutes a day would result in significant weight loss.

A 1997 administrative order by the commission prohibited Icon and its related entities from making unsubstantiated claims about the potential weight loss from exercise equipment.

The FTC, in its statement last week, said that between 2010 and 2013 Icon ran several types of advertisements making weight-loss claims for the Ab Glider, a machine that aims to target the abdominal muscles by having users glide on their knees on a small platform.

The FTC complaint states that consumers achieved weight loss results by being on a controlled diet, using the Ab Glider for more than three minutes a day, and engaging in additional exercise.

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