ASCI upholds complaints against 134 out of 144 ads in Jan 2014
Advertisements in Personal and Healthcare sector category again topped the list with 77 per cent of the total misleading advertisements
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | April 15, 2014
InÂ January 2014, ASCIâs Consumer Complaints Council (CCC) upheldÂ complaints against 134 out of 144 advertisements. Advertisements in Personal and Healthcare sector category again topped the list with 77 per cent of the total misleading advertisements.
Health &Â Personal Care
TheÂ CCC found the following claims inÂ health and personal care product or serviceÂ ads of 105 advertisers, released in the pressÂ to beÂ either misleading or false orÂ not adequately/scientificallyÂ substantiated and henceÂ violating ASCIâs Code.Â Some of theÂ health care products or services ads alsoÂ contravened provisions of the Drug & Magic Remedies Act. Complaints againstÂ theÂ followingÂ adsÂ wereÂ UPHELD.
- Anoos Electrolysis & Obesity Pvt Ltd: Anoos Beauty Parlour claims about âAnoo's Zero Hair Challenge - Removes all unwanted hair, permanently which no laser treatment can promiseâ,
- RamkrishnaVidyut Ayurvedic Pharmacy: Mahabhringraj Oil claims that it âstops hair fall, greying, and prevents baldness.â
- Prem Henna Private Limited:Â Nisha Natural Heena Hair Colour claims that âit is an ayurvedic based natural hair colour which contains heena, amla, shikakai, hibiscus and aloe vera.
- PG Herbal Industries: Pappu Guptakrut Range of Products claims that it can âend piles in 45 days (bloody and vadi)â, âhaemorrhoids end in 3 months permanentlyâ, âcures deafness in 3 months.â
- Vasan Healthcare Enterprise: Vasan Eye Care Hospital claims that it helps to âre-gain lost eye sight.â
- Philips Electronics India Limited: Philips Kerashine Range claims that it âdoes not damage hair even when styled every day.â
- Dabur India Ltd: Dabur Chyawanprashâs packaging claims that it provides â3 times more immunityâ. The fine print says that the claim of â3 times more immunityâ is based on âpreclinical study on NK cellsâ. It also claims that it is scientifically proven.
- Instasculpt: Advertisement claims that it helps â5 kgs and 5 inches loss by 31st December 2013â.
- Leeford: Meglow premium Fairness Cream claims to âgive new glow and natural fairnessâ.
- Keva Ayurveda Health Care Pvt Ltd.: Shape Up Naturally claims that it helps âlose weight naturally in just 25 days up to 7 kgs with no side effects and no crash dietsâ.
- Madrasi Gel: The advertisement makes an impression which suggests to cure impotency, erectile dysfunction, and premature ejaculation and also increase the organ size. DMR violation
- Emami Limited: ZanduÂ Kesari Jeevan TVC shows Pandit Birju Maharaj with the footnote stating âPadma Vibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj. The reference to the Award Prefix Padma Vibhushan was in breach of the law and a commercial exploitation of a civilian Award. Advertiser would be modifying the TVC.
- Foodyoga Health Clinic: Dr. Vinay Jadhavâs Weight Loss Program claims to âlose 15 Kgs in 3 months, no dieting, no exercise and no medicineâ.
- SP Treatment Centre: SP Treatment kit guarantees no side effects; it helps you lose weight with ease. SP Treatment is a natural ayurvedic food supplement; it is a safer way to lose weight, unlike surgeries.
- Hair Solutions: Claims that âeven genetic baldness treatedâ. âResult starts showing within 20 days and no surgery/no side effectsâ.
- Standard Laboratories: Nawab-E-NawabiÂ claims that it is âquick effective nutritious and power boosterâ,Â âgreat herbal formulation brings passion and hardness in the nervesâ,Â âeradicates night fall, thinness of semen and makes it concentricâ,Â âcures Semen in urine, premature ejaculationâ. DMR violation
- Nubello Aesthetic Clinic: Claims that with Hair Regrowther Pep Technics one can get instant permanent max density hair transplant and 95% regrowth guarantee. FDA approved.
- Natural Herbal Remedies: Prime Ayurveda Range of ProductsÂ claim that âthe magic of Cardiac Tea takes care of your heartâ,Â âCardiac Tea makes the heart strongerâ,Â âreduces the chances of heart attackâ,Â âhelps in opening the nerves of heartâ,Â âbrings freshness by keeping the brain calmâ,Â âcontrols cholesterolâ and âmakes blood pressure normalâ.
- Uranyx Healthcare: Ura Power Capsules claims that it âgets rid of physical weakness, increasing age, tiredness and insomnia, mental stress, sugar (Diabetes)â,Â âno side effectâ,Â â100% ayurvedicâ.
- Skin & Cosmetic Clinic: Claims that it gives âsuccessful treatment for all types of skin diseases and white spots etcâ.
- Uranyx Healthcare: Claims that Ura Power Capsules are good âfor passion, energy and new youthfulness.â âSaffron enriched Ura Power Capsuleâ.
- Slim Forever Obesity Clinic: Claims that it âreduces 5 kilos in a month for Rs. 800â, âreduces 6-8 inches, 4-5 kilos in a month for Rs. 2800â.
- Ayush Homeopathy: Claims that it can âget treatment done with 100% guaranteeâ and âget complete treatment done for all female diseases by lady doctor.â
- Dr.Â Shahâs Jai Vimal Health Clinic: Claims that it treats with advance homeopathy. Before and after visuals imply cure of baldness.
- Nagi Clinic: Claims that it cures semen in urine, weakness, strength, (NIL) sperms, makes health, increases height and gets rid of addiction.
- Earth Clinic India: Claims that âwe will help you lose extra body weight, reverse diabetes, manage high blood pressure, high triglycerides and high cholesterol.â
- Sharp Pharmaceutical: Shaktida Power Booster claims that Visuals imply product meant to enhance sexual pleasure. Beneficial for Passion, Energy, Joy, Enthusiasm, Sexual Weakness, Mental Stress, Body and Waist Pain or Joint Pains, Allergy, Fatigue and Physical Weakness (For Men and Women).
- YogHari Clinic â Claims that âYH-8 - helps to quit alcohol, smack, charas, injection, gutka, cigarettes, etcâ,Â âYH-7- helps to make muscles -Think weak and people with squeezed cheeks can increase 4 kg weight in 30 daysâ,Â âPsoriasis- Successful treatment of white spots, eczema, skin disorders, pimples, freckles, dark circles and marks near eyes with the help of certified medicinesâ
- Dr Aâs Clinic â Claims âBest hair transplant surgeon in Delhi Awardâ,Â âBest hair transplant surgeon in India Awardâ,Â âBest hair transplant Centre in Delhi / NCR Awardâ,Â âNo. 1 hair transplant Centre in USA based on consumer site for hair loss treatments.â
- Shreeng Mahashakti Ayurveda Sansthan â Roop Chandani Paardadi Lape claims âFirst time ever a sure shot medicine to cure white spots.â
- Vaadi HerbalÂ Vaadi under Eye Cream claims that itÂ âReduces dark circles - visuals show dramatic resultsâ, âReduces wrinkles near your eyesâ
- Repl India - Vigoura 5X claims that it âShows effect in increasing age alsoâ,Â âBest remedy for males of age upto 50 to 80â.
- Repl India - Vigoura HY Power claims âFeeling of manliness for a long time.â
- Repl India - Vigoura 5000 claims âOnly two drops have tremendous powerâ,Â Â âNo side effectsâ.
- Ayurwin - Nutri Slim Powder / Capsule claims âSecret to become Slim by proven ingredients Garcinia (Vrikshmala) & othersâ, âAs it is an herbal product, Safe to useâ
- Anaconda Oil/Capsules: Claims that it is the âOnly solution for problems like weakness in nerves, less passion and premature ejaculationâ, âNo Side Effectsâ
- Classical Homoeopath : Complete solution for White Spots, and stoneâ
- IZDA Healthcare â Depwin claims âGet solution for stress, anxiety, insomniaâ,Â Restlessness, sadness, irritationâ,Â âDisquietude, becoming pessimisticâ,Â âUn-interestivenessâ,Â âFeeling Lonelyâ,Â âStressâ,Â âSafe Herbal Productâ,Â âNo Side Effectâ
- Farata Gold Capsules / Oil: Claims to be the âSolution for sex problemsâ
- Acupressure Cycle â Claims âAcupressure Cycle - Bye to Diabetes, Stomach Disease, Heart Disease, Obesity, Joint Problemâ,Â â100 Diseases = 1 Cure (Acupressure Cycle)â,Â âACHIEVEMENT- 12000 people have stopped the consumption of medicines in 6 monthsâ,Â â42500 people (approximate) have reduced their consumption of medicines by 50%â
Addiction Mukti - âAddiction Free - Freedom from Addictionâ, âGet rid of Alcohol,Â Â Â Â Cigarette,Â Â Gutkha, and Tobacco in just 45 daysâ
- The Body Care Slimming &Beauty Clinic for Men and Women: The ad claims 5 kg weight loss and fat loss and inch loss. The ad mentions lipo laser which means that all this is possible by lipo laser, as nothing else is mentioned. The advertiser also seems to put a star everywhere and under conditions apply.
- Ishguru Hitech Natural Care Products -The Body Care claims âBody Growth helps in height growthâ, âIt is purely Ayurvedicâ, âIt guarantees 1005 positive resultsâ,Â Â âIt has no side effectsâ
- Vedic Remedy Centre - Vedic Amrut claims that it gives freedom from multiple ailments - Constipation, uterus fibroids, Sinus, Allergy, Obesity, thyroid, heart ailments, Blood sugar, Varicose Veins, Muscular Pain, Impotency, Breast enhancements etc. The ad appears to be misleading, and in violation of the Drugs and Magic Remedies Act
- Telecolour Shopping Networks - Addiction Free Powder claims âFreedom from Alcohol, Cigarette, Tobacco, Drugsâ, âFreedom from addiction with Ayurvedic powderâ, â100% Effectiveâ, âNo side effectsâ These claims need to be substantiated with necessary support data.
- Dr. Batraâs Homeopathy Clinic: Claims that Hair Loss due to heredity can be cured. This claim needs to be substantiated with necessary support data.
- Oma Health & Beauty Clinic: Claims âLose a pound a dayâ This claim needs to be substantiated with necessary support data
- Dezire Clinic - The advertisement promises 6 pack abs creation by laser liposuction. This claim needs to be substantiated with the necessary support data
- Hakim Tulsiprasad Agarwal: Shakti tarang claims that it âStops impotency, premature ejaculation, and effective in increasing time.â
- Dr. Paresh Patel Remedies: Claims âDiabetes - Get freedom from Medicine and Insulin. Note - For the assurance that medicine is effective, â100% Money back Guarantee by the companyâ
- Royal Ayurvedic Clinic: Claims that âNight fall - Relief in 3 days.â,Â âPremature Ejaculation - Relief in 5 days.â,Â âGet rid of bad habit of masturbation in 5 to 10 daysâ,Â âLess sperms, Sterility, Semen in urine, manly weakness, impotenceâ,Â âIncrease desired sex timeâ
- Dr Dozo Laboratories: Goniflex claims âFor joint pain and swelling. Relief in the first week. Complete relief in two months. No need to continue medicine after two monthsâ.
- Indian Psoriasis Foundation: Claims that it is the âOnly institute in India which provides successful treatment of Psoriasis and all skin diseases.â
- Jeevan Jyot Sakti: Claims âFreedom from all sex problems.â
- Self-Energy:Claims â100% Ayurvedic & No Side Effectsâ,Â âImproves more time duration, stamina, energy and gives more passion.â,Â âIt brings shine by removing wrinkles and freckles on the faceâ,Â âIt is very beneficial for increasing man's sexual power and sperm countâ.
- Supercare Health Clinic Private Limited : âGet complete solution for Sexual Diseasesâ, âBest Treatment for Manly Weaknessâ, âLess sperm count â Impotence, - Premature Ejaculation,Â - Looseness of organs / smallness, - Childless couplesâ
- Sri Sainath Health Center: ClaimsÂ âComplete treatment of Sexual problems by Ultra Sonic Pilling.â, âSuccessful treatment of sex problem patients by Hormonal Therapy, Psyco Sexual Therapy, Injection Therapy, Herbal Therapy
- Dabur India â Limited Dabur Shilajit Gold claims for complete vigour and power. His vigour amazes me. Visual implies product meant to enhance sexual pleasure.â
- Anmol Ayur Clinic: Claims to Meet for real successful ayurvedic treatment of impotence, earlyfall, organal defects, semen in urine, nightfall, mental/ physical weakness, all weaknesses related to sex, S.T.D from its rootsâ, âEffect from the very first intakeâ
- Abhijit Chikitsalay: Claims âSuccessful treatment of infertility (childlessness) and incurable diseases.â
- Pranacharya Ayurvedic Clinic: Claims to âGet rid of Alcoholism, smack, capsule, afim, charas, gaanja, bhang, injection, cigarette, tobacco etc all kinds of addictionsâ
- Sumul Dairy â Sumul Dahi claims âTo get rid of cholesterol and infection.â
- Poison Anti-Aging Skin Clinic: Claims to be âAwarded as the Best Skincare & Hair Clinic by Shashi Tharoor.â
- Ortho Veda: Claims thatÂ âArtho Veda Syrup regenerates the stickiness (Synovial fluid) found between the joints and ends pain and swellingâ,Â âTreatment of Arthritis, Waist Pain, Neck pain, and all bone diseasesâ
- Baidyanath Vita Ex Gold Shree Baidyanath Ayur Bhawan: Claims âPower, Pleasure, Performanceâ. Visual implies product meant to enhance sexual pleasure.
- Benda Acupuncture Sliming Center: Claims to âReduce Obesity - Record of reducing 55 kg weight with easy techniques, no side effects.â, âChild with cerebral palsy completely treatedâ, âTreatment for Deafness, Increase height and Paralysisâ.
- Lida Herbal Products: Lida Herbal Slimming Capsules claims â1 lida a day keeps fat awayâ This ad contravenes the Drugs and Magic Remedies Act.
- The Body Care Slimming & Beauty Clinic for Men and Women:Â The ad shows size reduction from size XXL (Extra Extra Large) to size M (Medium) in 24 hours.
- Forever Young: Claims â10 kg weight loss in 10 weeksâ, âGuaranteed weight loss and inch Loss. â, âWeight loss with lipo laserâ Liposuction/ lipolaser is only advised for body contouring and not for weight loss.
- German Homeo Clinic: Ad suggests to provide treatment for, âImpotence, Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, and White Spotsâ which needs to be substantiated. Visual implies that the product is meant to enhance sexual pleasure.
- Hashmi Herbal Pharmacy have advertised for medicines which Increase stamina and performance, remove stress, depression, anxiety, fertility, breast enhancement and weight reduction.
71.Â Â Â Max Dawakhana claims that it helps in âSuccessful treatment of Impotence, Mistakes of childhood and problems of penis due to wrong company viz. looseness, smallness, crookedness and length of penis, thickness.â
72.Â Â Multani Pharmaceuticals Ltd: Multani Rovaan Hair Care Range claims that Rosemary- Stops hair fall and helps in hair growth
- Fit N Perfect Pvt Ltd: Guarana Fat Burner claims that it is â100% Natural & Veg, No Side Effectsâ,Â Â âGuarana Fat Burner tablets dissolves the excess fat and max to lose weight. âGurana Fat Burner contains appetite suppressing agent that helps you eat less.
- Skin City claims that it âSolves the problem of White Spotsâ, âMore than 2 lakh satisfied patientsâ, âMore than 4 lakhs successful lasersâ, âIndiaâs largest hair and skin restoration centre.â
- Evolution Sports Nutrition Private Limited claims that âESN Core Muscle Series provides the extra performance boosting nutrition. You achieve your goals in less time by harnessing every cell in your body for complete purpose specific output. Core uses state of art formulations, provenÂ Â to increase performance and output significantly and immediately.â
- Desh Herbal claims âTo provide treatment and cure with D. H. Genital massage Oil for Impotence, Low Sperm count, Sexual Weakness etc.â Visuals imply that the product is meant to enhance sexual pleasure. The advertisement appears to be in violation of the Drugs and Magic Remedies Act & Rules.
- Sanjeevani Ayurveda claims âWeight loss achieved will be around 4-6 kgs in 25 daysâ, âLosing weight through detoxification and massagesâ The complainant states that 25 days do not give solution to obesity problems. These claims need to be substantiated with necessary support data.â
- Raman Ayurvedic Cancer Sewa Society claims â100% Treatment of Kidney Failure, Liver, and Cancer.â
- Ashok Clinic claims that you can âGet rid of addiction without tellingâ, âEffective in the right way with no side effectâ
- Shree Sai Homeopathic Nirogdham claims âSuccessful treatment of Stone by medicineâ, âSuccessful treatment of Gland clot, tumour (breast & ovary clot), skin diseases, stomach diseases and joint pains.â
- Sri Sai Ayurvedashram claims to âGetrid of Obesity.â, âReduce the unnecessary fat and increased stomach without any side effectâ, âThis will give permanent benefit. 45 days courseâ
- Om Sai Ayurveda India claims it has no side effects as its made by experienced vaids after a long and intensive research with white musli, ashwagandha, nut meg, shatawari, akarkara and similar 14Â pure rare and effective herbs extract.Â This 3 months course has cured physical weakness of lakhs of people.
- Mcranium Healthcare claims that it helps to get rid of âAlcohol generated Hangover, Acidity, Headache, body pain, lethargy.â
- Dr. Samrat Clinic Private Limited claims âGet permanent freedom from Alcohol, Afim, Gutka, Tobacco, Beedi, Cigarette, Capsule, Injection, Fluid, Morfim and all types of addictions.â
- Sri Sanjeevini Solutions claims âTo be India's no 1 cold laser lounge.â
- Dr. P. S. Shahâs claims treatment for HIV. This ad appears to be misleading, it also contravenes the Drugs and Magic Remedies Act.
- Chirayu HealthCare Centre: Claims Marriage benefit In 15 Days premature Ejaculation, Night Fall, Impotency, Cure Nil Sperm, Semen In Urine Problem, Physical Weakness Of Males, Weakness Due To Diabetes, Couples With No Child.
- Asian Herbal: Claims âSuccessful Experience within 7 daysâ, âS S OIL increases capability of sexâ,Â Â Visuals imply that the product is meant to enhance sexual pleasure.
- Ayush Homeopathy: Claims âTreatment of Baldness and hair related problems.â
- Dr. Balvinder Singh Walia and Sons: Claims âEvergreen assured guaranteed treatment for power - semen- nightfall - Sex & VD, Nill Sperms, mistakes in childhood, weakness arised due to old age or sugar.â
- Dr. Dassan's Ayurvedic Herbal Formulations: Claims âSuccessful and cheap treatment for kidney failureâ,Â âIt is not true that kidney problems can be cured by transplant or dialysis only, Life Care Centre Punjab has made RE RENAL Capsule which can make kidney to function like before and is quick effectiveâ.
- Dr. Patel Anti-Aging Clinic: Claims âBecome 10 years younger.â
- Positive Homeopathy: Claims that âAre you suffering from infertility? Don't worry âŚGet cure from Positive.â
- Zeel Homeopathy Centre: Claims âTreatment for increasing Height.â
- Morbett Healthcare Private Limited: Debi Fit Capsule claims âUse Debi Fit and get 100% rid of sugar problems. Bye bye diabetesâ, âCures all types of sugar related problems and gives a new lifeâ
- Geetanjali Education Group: Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital claims to âGet rid of obesity permanently.â
- Naturoveda Health World: Claims that the product enhances sexual pleasure. Prescribed medicines are approved by the Drug Control of India.
- Eye Max: Claims to make the eye muscles stronger, improve blood circulation, and remove eye toxins and eye water.
- Poison Anti-Aging Clinic Pvt Ltd: Claims to lose 15 to 25 % stubborn fat in 1 seating. This claim needs to be substantiated with necessary support data.
- VJ Health Care: Claims â5kg guaranteed weight lossâ,Â âInstant inch lossâ,Â â10 kgs guaranteed weight lossâ
101. AAA Teleshopping P. Ltd. Energy Prash: Claims that âEnergy Prash increases Oxygen in the blood, improves immunity, improves Vitality, and brings back your youthfulnessâ. The ad appears to be in violation of the Drugs and Magic Remedies Act.
102.Â Â Â Â Ego Wellness: Claims Lose upto 10 kg & 40-50 cms in a certain price.
103.Â Â Â Â Â Â SBS Biotech Kesh King Hair Oil: Claims that with light Liquid Paraffin Oil, KeshKingÂ helps in curing hair loss is misleading.
104.Â Â Â Tates Remedies Ozamine Liquid: The claim that it tones up Pancreas to produceÂ insulin adequately, cleanses body system and Helps purify & regulate blood circulation.
TheÂ CCC found following claims in print ads by 10 differentÂ advertisersÂ were not substantiated violating the ASCI Guidelines for Advertising of EducationalÂ InstitutionsÂ and hence the complaints against the ads wereÂ UPHELD:
- Triumphant Institute of Management Education, Cadd Centre India Private Limited â (Dream Zone School of Interior Design), Accurate Group of Institutions: Complaints against advertisements of all above educational institutes were UPHELD because of unsubstantiated claims that they âprovide 100% placement/AND/OR they claim to be the no.1 in their respective fieldsâ.
- Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance â Claims âBecome a Bank Officer in 60 daysâ, âPlacement as Bank Officer on program completionâ, âIndia's Largest Banking Education & Training Institutionâ, âOver 25,000 Placements. Over 1, 00,000 Professionals Trained.â
- Institute of Management Technology: Claims to be âRanked #1 by Zee Business, Businessworld, DNA& competition success.â
- IMS Learning Resources P. Ltd: CATâ14 Classroom Program claims âPrepare with the Best (Best Results, Faculty, PeopleâŚ.)â.Â Â This claim is not substantiated and validated by any independent agency.Â Advertiser needs to provide supporting evidence/data duly validated to prove its claim of being the Best.
5.Â Â Â Â Â Â Sona School of Management: Claims ranked one of the top B Schools by Business India, The Week, Competition success, Education Post & Business & Economy Magazines.
6.Â Â Â Â Â Sri Shaanti Niketan Vidyalayam English Medium High School claims that it is âRecognized by The Government of Andhra Pradesh since 1982â. This claim appears to be false and misleading.
7.Â Â Â Â Â Â Academy of Future Teacher & Education - AFTE claims that it isÂ a âJoin Intensive Coaching Classes for Assured Selectionâ,Â âIndia's No. 1 Instituteâ
8.Â Â Â Â Â Â Career Launcher: The Company still maintains misleading information on their website, in spite of the complainant approaching the company to remove the said claims.
The CCC concluded that the claims mentioned in these 5 advertisements were not substantiated.Â The advertisements contravened ASCIâs Code.Â The complaints were UPHELD.
- Havells India Limited: Havells Geyser Havells claims that Geyser keeps hot water hot for 24 hours in only Â˝ a unit of electricity. The protagonist in the Ad is advising the consumers to keep the gadget on even when not in use.Â The CCC concluded that the Ad without justifiable reason encourages negligence towards utilization of electricity and exploits consumersâ lack of experience or knowledge regarding âStanding Lossâ value being valid if no water drawn.
- Eco Crystal Private Limited: Claims âNo.1 in the world Eco Crystal's RO Water Filter.â
- T& G Pure Aqua Private Limited: Waves RO Water Purifiers claims that it is âIndia's No.1 Water Purifierâ, â5 Times better No.1 brandâ
Food & Beverages
The CCC concluded that the claims mentioned in these 7 advertisements were not substantiated. Â The advertisements contravened ASCIâs Code.Â The complaints were UPHELD.
1.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â First Choice Food Products Private Limited: TGR Dia Rice claims that âWe at First Choice have developed a product - TGR Dia Rice with low glycemic index that is helpful for managing hyperglycemia.â
2.Â Â Â Â Â Â Radikal Overseas Pvt.Ltd: Radikal Rice claims, âRadikal Rice doesnât make you sleepyâ. Doesnât hold up; thereâs no genetic difference between their rice and rice from other sources.
3.Â Â Â Â Â Â Cadbury India Ltd: Cadbury Bournvita tvc shows, âOne of the boxers in the Ad without a helmetâ. This promotes an unsafe practice.
4.Â Â Â Â Â Parle Products P. Ltd. Parle kachha mango bite tvc shows âShri Amitabh Bachchanji throwing a stone to get mangoes from the tree.â This may be replicated by children which is not only harmful to them but also to people around them.
5.Â Â Â Â Â Â Jivo Canola claims the following: âJivo Canola, Healthiest Amongst All Cooking Oils Of The Worldâ. laims to Reduce Belly-Fat, Jivo Canola Oil Enhances Child Brain memory & Intelligence, Sharper Mind, Healthier Heart, Stronger Bones, Canola Cooking Oil Reduces Bad Cholesterol, Risk of Heart Diseases, Diabetes & High B.P., And Protects from Cancer none of which bear any source.
6. Shakti Bhog Foods Ltd: Shakti Bhog Atta claims it is âDesh ka No. 1 Attaâ. This claim
Ansal Properties &Infrastructure Ltd: Ansal Api Sushant golf city claims, âflats starting from 2.36 lakhs in ansalapisushant golf cityâ. When the complainant enquired on phone they said it costs 32 lakhs. The Advertiser is misguiding the public
1.Â Â Aegon Religare Life Insurance Company Limited: Aegon Religare claims a guaranteed return of 135% as bold headline. This is clear misrepresentation of facts and uses incorrect calculations to attract naive customers with false promises.
2.Â Shri Lakshmi CotsynLimited: Weaves BedÂ Linen claimsÂ âVitamin-E Enriched Bed Sheets Now wake up to Glowing Skinâ, âCertified by Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Services (India) Pvt. Ltd. Effective up to 15 washesâ.
3.Â Â Â Â Â Â S.S. Teleshopping: Mileage Plus claims that this product increases the mileage of a vehicle by 40% to 50%. The claims are misleading.
4.Â Â Â Â Â Devishree Foundation Trust: Bhairavi Sadhanaâs TVC appears to be in violation of The Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act.
5.Â Â Â Â Â Â Odisha Television Network Tarang Television Ltd ad mentions, âNo-1 Odia Channelâ just below their logo. The ad does not mention any source against the claim. The advertisement Tarang claiming as No-1 Odia Channel without source is false and highly miss-leading. Claiming No-1 status is without source is purely intentional.
6.Â Â Â Â Â Dew Solutions Pvt Ltd: Ciloryâs advertisement is obscene in nature with a femaleâs upper body in a half nude nightwear.
7.Â Â Â Â Â Â Titan IndustriesLtd: Fastrack ad shows a woman covered in yellow tape with the words âSALEâ across her body. The complainant questions, if there is a sale on bags, wallets and sunglasses, why is a woman's body being objectified? What is the connection and how can a brand demean women on a national level. This complaint is about the sexual objectification of women in the media.
8.Â Â Â Â Â Â Tata Motors: Tata Manza car claims to give a discount of Rs. 1.56 Lacs. Â On enquiring with the dealers mentioned in the ad, not one was able to supply the car with the said discount. They replied stating that the ad was given to create a hype and that they cannot supply the said model at a discount mentioned in the ad.
9.Â Â Â Â Â Â Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd TOI â Gurgaonâs Real No.1 âThe Times of India gives you more than double the impactâ.Â TOIâs claim that it has more than double the impact solely on the basis / criterion of its circulation in Gurgaon, without accounting for the effect of other criteria, is completely untrue, incorrect, false and misleading.