Tue, 10 Apr 2012 09:56:50 GMT | By Sterling Wong, Minyanville
10 controversial product claims

Some of these marketing claims border on the ridiculous



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We live in a hypersaturated consumer products market where businesses have to fight to get our attention. It's no wonder that to do so, some companies have resorted to making marketing claims that border on the ridiculous. We've all come across the variety of weight-loss pills that claim to help you lose X pounds in Y days, or supplements that claim to enhance certain male parts by Z inches, and wondered: How are companies allowed to get away with such outrageous claims? Shouldn't they be submitted to truth tests?

The list of products with literally incredible marketing claims is neverending. Click ahead for 10 of the most outrageous claims.

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* Video: The health dangers of counterfeit cosmetics

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