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Sensa Fined

Started 1389134864.793 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1389248698.44 by hope-Q

Just saw that Sensa and some others have been fined by the FDA for false advertising. Too good to be true diets.

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depglass1389135043.78724130 PostsRegistered 11/14/2006

Oh goody. I hope this means I don't stumble on all those Sensa shows on Shop HQ next year. Boring, boring, boring.

jordan21389137704.7272004 PostsRegistered 3/16/2010

I actually was stupid enough to try this. Needless to say it didn't work. I went back to Weight Watchers and have been a lifetime member at goal for four years.

Lindaj461389140341.12176 PostsRegistered 5/15/2011

The thing about sensa is that if it really did work like they said it does, then nobody would be overweight.

terrier31389140534.95328063 PostsRegistered 7/13/2007

I fell for this too.

It did make my food weirdly unappetizing, but I couldn't keep it up.

Total waste of money!

Luma21389140707.15237 PostsRegistered 12/15/2010

I read this, and was surprised to hear The "Millionaire Matchmaker" tell Bethenny today on her show that she had lost 25 lbs. on Sensa. Maybe it was taped before they were fined?

nunu4u1389141018.18688 PostsRegistered 9/22/2006

Part of the lawsuit said Sensa had paid celebrity endorsements.

purrmom1389141295.7673400 PostsRegistered 5/27/2010Mid-MO

Wonder if Shop HQ will issue refunds to customers. They featured it almost every other week.

makeup add­ict1389141394.028129 PostsRegistered 12/27/2006
Possibly. QVC issued a check for folks who used For Women Only program a few years ago.

brewhaha1389141495.56745363 PostsRegistered 1/14/2007Sitting in front of my computer

I guess I'm going to throw my supply out. {#emotions_dlg.mad}

"I don't want clever conversation. I never want to work that hard."
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wallflower1389141583.54757 PostsRegistered 12/27/2007
I used Sensa when it first came out. HSN had it first for a reasonable price back then. I did lose 11 pounds but it gave me an awful stomach ache! Needless to say on month 5 I had an appendicitis attack! Was rushed to emergency and was operated on. Now I can't say this was positively due to Sensa but I am willing to bet it was!

missyw11389141975.14732444 PostsRegistered 3/4/2007
Did you really think it would work? Sprinkle that "stuff" on a huge slice of cake!

nunu4u1389142334.878688 PostsRegistered 9/22/2006

L'Occitane was also sued!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2535416/Sensa-LOccitane-two-makers-weight-loss-products-fined-34million-false-advertising.html

kachina6241389149160.08316306 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004New Mexico
They should have put them out of business. They've probably suckered enough people to be highly profitable, even with fines.

Vickie001389149388.31010 PostsRegistered 8/11/2012
On 1/7/2014 makeup addict said: Possibly. QVC issued a check for folks who used For Women Only program a few years ago.


I got a check in the mail for this. Didn't remember ordering it.

ellaphant1389149390.191514 PostsRegistered 12/13/2010

yep...wonder if that ridiculous coffee bean that Q sells is next? LOL! Coffee beans!{#emotions_dlg.laugh}

LipstickDi­va1389195517.55738809 PostsRegistered 4/22/2005On the Lake in Ohio

There has been a class action pending involving Sensa for quite awhile and yet ShopHQ continued to sell it. I bought the stuff from GNC so I was included in the class action. When I rec'd the paperwork, I had to check a box indicating where I had purchased the product and ShopHQ or any shopping channel was not one of the choices so I guess those who purchased it that way weren't included.

Anyhow, I submitted that paperwork probably a year ago and have never heard another thing about it. LOL

You can't buy love but you can adopt it. Adopt, don't shop.

JavaQueen1389195824.1533647 PostsRegistered 6/24/2007

Since it's a class action suit, you won't see much of a refund. The lawyers get a big chunk. You will get something eventually. I was involved in class action suits before. My refunds tended be $5 or less. Or a coupon.

My other thought: thank goodness. Don't have to look at Dana again.

It probably worked if you hated the taste of the food and didn't want to eat it. You could do the same thing with salt for a lot less money. It sounded kind of weird to me and maybe not entirely safe--if it wasn't snake oil.

LipstickDi­va1389196126.25338809 PostsRegistered 4/22/2005On the Lake in Ohio
On 1/8/2014 JavaQueen said:

Since it's a class action suit, you won't see much of a refund. The lawyers get a big chunk. You will get something eventually. I was involved in class action suits before. My refunds tended be $5 or less. Or a coupon.

My other thought: thank goodness. Don't have to look at Dana again.

It probably worked if you hated the taste of the food and didn't want to eat it. You could do the same thing with salt for a lot less money. It sounded kind of weird to me and maybe not entirely safe--if it wasn't snake oil.

I used to work for a law firm that handled a huge class action suit. Trust me for all the work involved, the money we got from that suit wasn't enough! It was unbelievable the amount of work involved.

I've been involved in a couple of legitimate class action lawsuits and received good sized settlements and then I've been involved in smaller ones where I've received a couple of bucks. LOL

I'm not expecting much from this at all. In fact, I totally forgot about it until this thread. I'll probably see nothing from it and that's okay too. I returned my product to GNC for a full refund and really it was my own stupid fault for buying this junk. Why did I think it would work? {#emotions_dlg.blink}

You can't buy love but you can adopt it. Adopt, don't shop.

chrystaltr­ee1389196378.51712687 PostsRegistered 5/10/2010

I saw that on tv this moring and I burst out laughing. Personally, I wouldn't have fined them a red cent because anyone who was foolish enough to believe such an outrageous and obviously false claim deserved to lose her money. The product was safe and didn't harm anyone and the buyers should have known that it had NO chance of helping them lose any weight. That it was a total scam. That people who did lose a small amount of weight, lost the weight because they followe the DIET on the insert in the package. I mean really? Sprinkle fairy dust on your friend chicken and french fries every night and lose weight? Who would believe such a thing? Well, obviously, a lot of woman because company made hundreds of millions of dollars off them.

willdob31389196997.05310607 PostsRegistered 10/31/2010

Good news!

It makes me sad that so many companies take advantage of people like this.

suzyQ31389205062.10325111 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007

From the Los Angeles Times article:

The agency also accused two other companies of deceptive marketing: L'Occitane Inc., which claimed that its skin cream would help users lose fat, and HCG Diet Direct, for marketing a human hormone used to lose weight.

L'Occitane, regulators said, claimed in a 2012 advertising campaign that its Almond Beautiful Shape cream could "trim 1.3 inches in just 4 weeks" and that another product, Almond Shaping Delight, has "clinically proven slimming effectiveness." The beauty company will pay $450,000 to federal regulators.

Can you imagine if the FTC could go after skincare/cosmetics companies for statements based on faulty science and misleading advertising in general?

The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

eyeluvbe1389242103.8831260 PostsRegistered 8/13/2007
On the other channel's website it does have a place to go to get a refund. They also state that they will have more inventory by February 10, 2014 with the new wording on the product. Instead of 30 pounds in six months it will say lose 9.5 pounds in six months. HTH.

PKB1389246704.151648 PostsRegistered 10/1/2010California
This company was so bad, My sister had to report her credit card as stolen, so they would stop charging her! --- "The FTC shut down LeanSpa leader Boris Mizhen's weight-loss companies in December 2011, claiming they were using fake news websites to promote acai berry and colon cleansing products. The FTC said consumers were being ripped off by paying up to $79.99 in shipping and handling charges for a "free trial."

PKB1389246845.031648 PostsRegistered 10/1/2010California
On 1/8/2014 chrystaltree said:

I saw that on tv this moring and I burst out laughing. Personally, I wouldn't have fined them a red cent because anyone who was foolish enough to believe such an outrageous and obviously false claim deserved to lose her money. The product was safe and didn't harm anyone and the buyers should have known that it had NO chance of helping them lose any weight. That it was a total scam. That people who did lose a small amount of weight, lost the weight because they followe the DIET on the insert in the package. I mean really? Sprinkle fairy dust on your friend chicken and french fries every night and lose weight? Who would believe such a thing? Well, obviously, a lot of woman because company made hundreds of millions of dollars off them.

Some people are desperate for anything.......especially compassion!

hope-Q1389248698.442618 PostsRegistered 1/2/2014

I considered Sensa once for about 5 whole minutes. Glad I didn't bite ! Phew !!!






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