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Pledge “EndBootsQuackery”

"I will make a Trading Standards complaint about Boots quackery but only if 89 other people will do the same."

— Simon Perry

Deadline to sign up by: 28th February 2011
115 people signed up (26 over target)

Country: United Kingdom

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I want a complaint about Boots selling quack medicine to go into Nottingham Trading Standards every day until they stop making misleading claims about the efficacy of their products.

We'll run it for at least 90 days, more if more people sign up.

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  • I have today (Thursday 10th March) made my complaint to the Glasgow Trading Standards office. I look forward to hearing what they have to say :)
    Gordon Wilson, 6 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Important Update

    Boots have now removed all claims regarding menopause treatment from the website after a complaint was made to the ASA. However, the product is still for sale online and almost certainly in store. The claims are still being made on the product packaging.

    Let's continue the pressure until Boots stop making these claims.

    If you haven't made it already, your complaint to Trading Standards should mention:

    -Boots have removed the claims from their website after a complaint to the ASA (not sure if it was because of this complaint)

    -Boots have edited the product photo so that the claims stated on the packaging are taken outside the ASA's remit
    However, the claims are still being made on the packaging itself when seen in store.
    Simon Perry, 6 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Boots apparently removed this product from their shelves some while back, so I delayed sending the complaint off. But last week there it was, as blatant as ever. Result: complaint launched.
    Alan Bird, 5 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Quick reply from Notts TSO -passing me on to Bristol TSO. This is part of Nott's reply:
    "Many thanks for your emailed referral. Whilst we are Primary Authority for Boots this particular product is not manufactured by/for Boots, and is not exclusive to them. The product is sold under the brand Magnapulse - the company address is:
    MAGNOPULSE LIMITED
    24 EMERY ROAD
    BRISLINGTON
    BRISTOL
    BS4 5PF
    Company No. 03338497

    There have been a number of enquiries nationally regarding this product and Alex Robbins (HA Officer for Magnopulse) is aware of the issue and has been discussing it with the company.

    In light of this I would request that you forward your issue to Bristol Trading Standards."
    Alan Bird, 5 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
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Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

Simon Perry, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Dr Michael A Ward
  • Danny Strickland
  • Dr Tom Williamson
  • Richard Stelling
  • Johnnie Shannon
  • Chris Sexton
  • Ian Scott
  • Chris Richardson
  • Mike Conradi
  • Dr Martin Poulter
  • Steve Page
  • Dr Stephen Southward
  • Mandeep Smith
  • Dr Stuart Nicholl
  • Steve Haigh
  • Simon Stanford
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  • Marianne Baker
  • Jo Hockey
  • Rhys Morgan
  • Dale Williams
  • Jon Pearson
  • Giles Wendes
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  • Steve leigh
  • Dr Wendy Cousins
  • Alan Henness
  • Mike Hall
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