iSatori Global Technologies, SNI LLC, SEI Pharmaceuticals Inc., Nutrex Research Inc., MuscleMeds Performance Technologies Inc., Gaspari Nutrition Inc., and Pharmaceuticals Inc., have been hit with class action lawsuits filed by consumers who allege the companies are marketing their exercise supplements containing dimethylamylamine (DMAA) as effective, safe, and legal, when in fact, they are not, Law360 reports.
The lawsuits say, “The form of DMAA defendant uses in the product is a synthetic form that is both illegal and dangerous. Defendant’s advertising statements, which fail to mention the risks associated with this ingredient, are both false and misleading to consumers.”
The class action lawsuits refer to warning letters issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration saying 42 adverse events reports have been filed over side effects related to the supplements.
The lawsuits allege violations of the Unfair Competition Law, the Consumer Legal Remedies Act, and California’s False Advertising Act.