Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
NBTY, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Carlyle Group
Penalty: 
$2,000,000
Year: 
2005
Date: 
October 12, 2005
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

NBTY Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of dietary supplements in the United States and abroad, agreed to pay a $2 million civil penalty to settle allegations that it violated the terms of a 1995 FTC order by making false and misleading health claims about two of its products.

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: 
District of Columbia
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
private equity (including portfolio companies)
Specific Industry of Parent: 
private equity (including portfolio companies)
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Parent company note: 
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