Sellers of "weight-loss underwear" offer refunds

Two companies that sold bras, girdles and leggings they claimed could help people lose weight because the clothing contained caffeine have agreed to pay customers $1.5 million in refunds, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

The companies, Wacoal America, based in New Jersey, and Norm Thompson Outfitters in Oregon, had promoted their clothing with promises that "slimming and firming results are visible in a month" and that the underwear would "work with your body to eliminate cellulite."

Both companies said that caffeine infused in the clothing would help break down fat, but provided no scientific evidence to back up the advertising, according to the FTC, which had accused the firms of deceptive advertising,

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