Lawsuit Investigation Looks into Cel MD Ingredients, Stem Cell Extract False Claims, and RICO Violation
Cel MD has been accused of fraudulent and deceptive advertising of their products that claim to cure hair loss and are scientifically proven to promote healthy-looking skin
Consumers reported that the company’s products may be harmful and ineffective.
Some Cel MD products which boast stem cell extract ingredients include:
- Biotin Shampoo & Conditioner
- Microstem Hair Stimulation Formula
- Stem Cell Shampoo
- Re:Gen Repair & Protect Serum
- Nail Serum
- Skin Moisturizer & Hydrating Lip Balm
- Stem Cell Face Mask
… among others.
Are you affected by the Cel MD Hair and Skincare False Advertising allegations? Send us a message today to see if you are entitled to join the lawsuit investigation.
The Truth about Cel MD’s Claims
Cel MD claims that their product’s effectiveness can be attributed to their miracle “plant stem cell” ingredient.
However, the lawsuit says that the “stem cells extracts” used by Cel MD are dead and therefore ineffective due to their processing method.
“While Cel MD may use ‘plant stem cells’ in their products, those cells have been turned into extract: they are not living and have been processed in ways that kill off the cells, making it impossible for the cells to function in the way some scientists theorize a living plant stem cell could.”
The company’s failure to disclose that the plant stem cells are inactive is considered false marketing.
Furthermore, Cel MD claims that their products are scientifically proven to be effective. However, there is not enough evidence of this claim.
Reviews on Amazon by consumers reveal worsened hair loss and allergic reactions due to the use of Cel MD’s products.
Consumers accused the company of using photoshop to create fake ads of endorsements by beauty bloggers and models, and falsified Amazon reviews to artificially raise their ratings.
Cel MD violates California Law prohibiting false advertising and the use of false endorsements in marketing campaigns, as well as the use of the initials “MD” without being a licensed medical doctor. This is because the MD misleads consumers into thinking that doctors and scientists have been involved in the research and manufacturing of the product when it is not the case here. The “MD” in the company’s name actually stands for Moldova, where the brand purchased its domain name.
The company also was accused of violating the RICO Act, or the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, which “makes it unlawful to acquire, operate, or receive income from an enterprise through a pattern of racketeering activity,” which includes engaging in pervasively dishonest internet and email advertising, or to mail falsely advertised products to consumers.
This translates into Cel MD’s misleading advertisements of products on Facebook, through email marketing, on YouTube videos, and other online media which constitutes wire fraud.
Cel MD also has been accused of engaging in mail fraud when it mailed “MD” labeled products to consumers, which misleads consumers into thinking that the products were connected to a medical practice and that their advertisements were a form of giving medical advice.
Editor’s note on Cel MD Class Action Investigation:
This piece is written about the Cel MD Class Action Lawsuit Investigation. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action lawsuit investigation, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.
If you believe that what is alleged in the Cel MD Hair and Skincare False Advertising Class Action Lawsuit Investigation has affected you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
We’d be happy to help you take a step in the right direction, fight this issue, and better enable you to join in on any potential consumer class action. If interested, please send an email to Outreach@ConsiderTheConsumer.com, find us on Twitter or Facebook, or even connect with us directly on our website! We look forward to hearing from you all.
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