Thursday, September 20, 2012
Reality superstars Kim and Khloe Kardashian are in legal hot water following reports they’re facing a $5 million class action lawsuit over their endorsement of the diet supplement QuickTrim. The get-thin-quick product allegedly contains an unsafe amount of caffeine.As official endorsers of QuickTrim, the Kardashian sisters are featured in ads for the product and tweet regularly to their millions of fans and followers about their own personal use of QuickTrim. Both sisters claim they shed 15 pounds after using the weight-loss supplement.According to news outlets, a New York law firm has filed a $5 million class action lawsuit on behalf of four QuickTrim customers who allege they used the product and did not see the same results the Kardashians did. The customers also claim they were totally unaware QuickTrim contains lots of caffeine, which the FDA has determined is not a safe or effective treatment for weight loss or weight control. QuickTrim is manufactured by New Jersey-based company Windmill Health products. The class action lawsuit is accusing Windmill Health of false advertising. Photos of the Kardashian sisters in revealing outfits is also alleged to be misleading the public.
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