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ASCI upholds complaints against 79 out of 100 ads in September

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MUMBAI: In September 2014, Advertising Standards Council of India’s (ASCI) Consumer Complaints Council (CCC) upheld complaints against 79 out of 100 advertisements.

Out of the 79 advertisements against which complaints were upheld, 49 belonged to personal and healthcare category, followed by the education category with 18 advertisements.

In the personal and healthcare category, the CCC found the claims in advertisements of 48 advertisers to be either misleading or false or not adequately/scientifically substantiated and hence, violating ASCI’s code. Some of the health care products or services advertisements also contravened provisions of the Drug & Magic Remedies Act and Chapter 1.1 and III.4 of the ASCI code.

Complaints were upheld against advertisers like Vini Cosmetics’ advertisement of White Tone Face Powder that shows instant fairness of the skin on using the product which is misleading by exaggeration. The advertisement of Perfect Clinic claims to give hope for childless couples, helps to get sex life back and enjoy married life.

Agro Tech Foods’ advertisement of Sundrop Heart claims that research conducted on consumers proves the product has worked in 100 per cent of the people tested on. The duration of the supers in the advertisement does not stay for 6 seconds and contravened ASCI’s guidelines for supers.

The advertisement of Richfeel Trichology Centre claims to provide the Best Hair Transplant at Rs 55,000. It further claims to have “Full time Aliesbury Certified Surgeons and staff perform the procedure”.

In the education category, complaints were upheld against 18 advertisements. For instance, the advertisement claims that RKDF College of Engineering is the best engineering college in Central India. Sri Venkateswara Institute Of Technology claims that it provides guaranteed placement or else refund of fees.

In the other categories, Hindustan Unilever Ltd advertisement claims that “various powders were tested, and in machines, Surf Excel Matic provided the most effective cleanliness”, qualified with a disclaimer “based on lab test on select fabrics versus ordinary powders” is misleading as the comparison is made versus ordinary powders not meant for machine wash. The subject matter of comparison was not considered as a like to like comparison.

Star India’s TVC promo of Gumraah season 3 presents criminality and directly or indirectly encourages people – particularly minors- to emulate it or conveys the modus operandi of any crime.

In the Food & Beverages category, Red Bull India advertisement without justifiable reason shows dangerous practices and manifests a disregard for safety. Similarly, Bacardi India is promoting its liquor product – Bacardi Breezer through the radio advertisement. The advertiser had violated the brand extension advertising code. The radio spot contravened Chapter III.6 (a) (b) of the ASCI Code and the guidelines for brand extension products or services. 

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