Following National Advertising Division Challenge, Summus Medical Laser Voluntarily Discontinues Certain Claims

Jun 4, 2024 9:00 AM ET

New York, NY – June 4, 2024 – Following a BBB National Programs’ National Advertising Division challenge brought by competitor Multi Radiance Medical, Summus Medical Laser voluntarily discontinued certain claims for its Medical Laser product.

Multi Radiance Medical challenged claims that it argued were outside the indications allowed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for devices registered under product code ILY for temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain, arthritis, and muscle spasms, relieving stiffness, promoting relaxation of muscle tissue, and to temporarily increase local blood circulation where heat is indicated.

In response to the challenge, Summus stated that it is permanently discontinuing the challenged claims. Therefore, the National Advertising Division (NAD) did not review the claims on their merits and will treat the claims, for compliance purposes, as though NAD recommended they be discontinued.

In its advertiser statement, Summus stated that it agrees to comply with NAD’s recommendations and appreciates the opportunity to participate in the self-regulatory process.

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