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Posted December 5, 2012

Hydroxycut Class Action Lawsuit To Be Settled

Iovate Health Sciences Inc. has agreed to a settlement of $25.3 million, pending final court approval, in a class action lawsuit that alleged the company deceived consumers about the safety of its Hydroxycut weight loss supplements. The lawsuit was brought against Iovate, parent company Kerr Investment Holding Corp., and various retailers who sold Hydroxycut, for promoting the supplement as safe and effective without scientific support for such claims.

The proposed settlement would provide compensation of $25 per purchase for consumers who bought Hydroxycut between May 9, 2006 and May 1, 2009.

As reported by ConsumerLab.com, Iovate recalled Hydroxycut products in 2009 after the FDA warned the weight loss supplement had been associated with liver damage, seizures, cardiovascular disorders and rhabdomyolysis. Hydroxycut was reformulated and placed back on the market.

Iovate settled another class action suit over charges of falsely advertising other weight loss, cold and allergy supplements in 2010.

See ConsumerLab.com's Reviews of Chromium Supplements and Weight Loss Supplements for tests of Hydroxycut and related products.

For more information on this lawsuit, use the link below.