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Govt. Fines Bedbug Repellents Maker For ‘Lying’ In Ads

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A company that makes a cedar-based product it says repels bed bugs and head lice felt the bite of the U.S. government on Tuesday when it agreed to settle charges that its products have not been proven to work as promised.

Chemical Free Solutions LLC, which was previously controlled by Dave Glassel, had been accused of being deceptive in advertising that its “Best Yet!” brand cedar oil products would get rid of lice and bed bugs, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said.

The Best Yet! products had also been advertised as having been invented for the U.S. Army, among other incorrect statements, the FTC said.

The company is barred from making any claims about the effectiveness of their products unless it is able to produce scientific evidence to back it up.

In the case of head lice, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration must sign off on the claim, the FTC said.

As part of the settlement, Glassel is to pay $4.6 million and the company is to pay $185,206, although that payment is suspended because the company cannot pay, the FTC said. Glassel did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The commission in 2012 started taking action on the bedbug issue which has become a growing public health threat in recent years, and head lice, a perennial worry for parents of school-aged children.

The FTC warned about companies that hope to profit on consumers’ desperate wish to be rid of bedbugs, which it termed creepy little blood suckers. “Some self-proclaimed pest control professionals and marketers are trying to take a bite out of your wallet,” the commission warned. [Reuters]

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JUST IN: ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

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US President, Donald Trump, Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

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President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The President took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to make this announcement.

Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon, returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.

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On Thursday, he announced that his aide, Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus which has killed over 1 million people around the world.

He further revealed that he and the first lady had taken the test and waiting for the results before announcing the outcome on Friday.

 

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Mali: N’Daw, Coup Leader Goita Sworn In As President, VP

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Retired Army Colonel, Bah N’Daw has been sworn in on Friday as the interim president of Mali and he is to head a transitional government following last month’s military coup in the country.

The swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s capital city of Bamako, where Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

This administration is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

Also Read: Buhari Attends Virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit Over Mali Crisis

It will be recalled that the country’s military executed a coup last month (August 18) which successfully removed the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, attended the ceremony alongside other members of the ECOWAS mediation team.

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