Pierre Fabre Australia Pty Ltd - s.87B undertaking

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  • Pierre Fabre Australia Pty Ltd
    089 647 361

Undertaking

The ACCC has received a court-enforceable undertaking from the Australian company, Pierre Fabre Pty Ltd. Pierre Fabre made representations about Cellu-stop, a 'soothing concentrate' women put on their thighs. Cellu-stop was claimed to have a positive effect on the appearance of cellulite.

The ACCC is concerned about products that say they have an effect on cellulite, particularly when the company marketing and promoting the product does not have reasonable grounds for making the representations. These products are expensive and create unrealistic expectations for consumers.

The ACCC was alerted to the Cellu-stop representations in the course of investigating other cellulite products.


On the Cellu-stop packaging were the following representations:

  • 'In 14 days visible reduction of Cellulite'
  • 'Visible reduction of cellulite'; and
  • 'All products of the Galenic Laboratories are systematically tested in Research centre by doctors and pharmacists, and each production batch is subjected to stringent control to guarantee good product tolerance'.

Pierre Fabre has agreed:

  • not to represent the effect the 'active ingredient' Elancyl in Cellu-stop has on cellulite;
  • to provide refunds to any consumer who subsequently complains about Cellu-stop in respect of its effect on cellulite;
  • to relabel the packaging and container so that no such representation is made; and
  • to undertake a compliance program.

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