LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Makers of the Ab Circle Pro claimed that their three-minute workout was the equivalent of doing 1oo situps.
And using their product could help the consumer lose 10 pounds in two weeks!
The Federal Trade Commission says those claims are either false or unsupported.
How is that for a punch in the gut!?
That infomercial (you must have seen it as the feds said it played more than 10,000 times from March 2009 – May 2010) featured fitness model Jennifer Nicole Lee.
In the ad, Lee said she herself lost 80 pounds using the device.
The feds have ordered the marketers to refund up to $25 million to anyone who purchased the device which retailed in some places for as much as $250.
The amount of the refund will depend on the number of claims submitted and approved.
For more information about obtaining your refund, click here.