MyPillow Fined $1M for Phony Ads | NBC Chicago
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

MyPillow Fined $1M for Phony Ads

The company spends about $1.4 million each week on advertising

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    MyPillow Fined $1M for Phony Ads
    Getty

    Minnesota-based company MyPillow was fined $1 million for running ads with false claims of the pillow helping with snoring, fibromyalgia, migraines and other medical conditions, NBC News reported.

    Prosecutors in nine California counties brought the charges against the misleading infomercials. MyPillow spends about $1.4 million each week on advertising and more than 18 million pillows have been sold in 10 years, according to the Boston Herald.

    The lawsuit alleged the company “knew or reasonably should have known” their claims were “untrue or misleading.”

    "We did nothing wrong. We did not make any misleading claims," MyPillow CEO Michael Lindell told NBC News. "Rather than fight this, I made a business decision to prevent long and costly litigation, pay this and move on."

    How Would the East Coast Hyperloop Compare to World’s Largest Tunnels?

    [NATL] How Would the East Coast Hyperloop Compare to World’s Largest Tunnels?

    Elon Musk’s proposed Hyperloop from New York to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., would stretch over 250 miles. If built, how would that compare to the world’s largest tunnels?

    (Published Friday, July 21, 2017)

    The company is no longer allowed to claim the pillows cure, prevent or treat any disease without reliable scientific proof.