The current Wal-Born packaging simply calls it a dietary supplement. An effervescent health formula with a great lemon lime taste. But earlier packaging wasn't so subtle.
Back in 2010, the Federal Trade Commission used the companies advertising and packaging to take Walgreens to court. For years, investigators say Wal-Born marketing claimed the product could effectively prevent colds, fight germs and boost the immune system.
With no scientific proof to back those claims- that's a no-no. Walgreens agreed to pay $6 million to settle the charges. Now it's refund time for everyone who purchased Wal-Born between December 1, 2004, and March 29, 2010.
You must fill out a claim form and the deadline is February 4. Eligible consumers will get up to 5 dollars for each bottle they purchased. Maximum refund $30.
Walgreens is one of several companies ordered to stop deceptive marketing of these effervescent supplements. The makers of Airborne, which started the popular antioxidant fizzy tablet trend-settled similar FTC charges back in 2008.