NB&A Investigates Claims Against Oreck Halo and ProShield

 

The Oreck Corporation advertised its Halo vacuum cleaner and ProShield Plus air cleaner as having health benefits, allergy prevention and germ killing properties. During the 2009 holiday season, Oreck began advertising the pair of appliances together under the headline “Introducing the Oreck Flu Fighters.” The ads claimed that the vacuum and air cleaner would “help reduce the flu on virtually any surface and in the air in your home.” The vacuum sold for $600 and the air cleaner for $400.The Federal Trade Commission recently fined Oreck for misleading advertising on those points, however. Oreck agreed to stop making “allegedly false and unproven claims” about the products and agreed to pay a $750,000.00 fine. The consumer protection lawyers at Neblett, Beard and Arsenault are investigating complaints about the Oreck Halo vaccum cleaner and ProShield Plus air cleaner system.