Quick-Fix Exercise Claim Gets Workout From FTC

Reader's Digest Association on hook for bulk of $25 million settlement

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The quick-fix exercise pitch of Ab Circle Pro, "only 3 minutes=100 sit ups!" is nothing but pump fiction. To settle Federal Trade Commission charges of deceptive advertising, the marketers of the abdominal exercise device agreed today to pay as much as $25 million in refunds to consumers who shelled out between $200 and $250 for the device.

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