FTC bans marketing of Kinoki Cleansing Detox Foot Pads

Kinoki foot pads
Kinoki foot pads

The loud marketers of the Kinoki "Detox" foot pads that have barraged consumers with television and Internet ads for more than two years, claiming the patches can remove toxins from the body if one wears them at night, have been banned from spreading the false and unsupported messages, the Federal Trade Commission said.

As reason for pulling the plug on the over-the-top infomercials, the agency cited the Kinoki marketers falsely claimed the foot pads were effective in treating a host of medical conditions. Yehuda Levin and his company, Xacta 3000, Inc., promised consumers their "ancient Japanese secret to perfect health" could cure arthritis, cellulite, depression, diabetes, headaches and insomnia, as well as remove toxins, heavy metals and other chemicals from the body, according to the FTC complaint.