Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
ICON Health & Fitness
Penalty: 
$3,000,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
September 18, 2014
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. and its related entities agreed to pay $3 million in civil penalties to settle FTC charges that the companies violated the Commission's 1997 consent order by advertising that use of their exercise equipment for just three minutes a day would result in significant weight loss.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Federal Trade Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Utah
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
miscellaneous manufacturing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
fitness equipment
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Parent company note: 
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