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    Fraud in Automotive Engine and Oil Treatment Additives and Synthetic Oil

    Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has alleged that Valvoline's "TM8" and Quaker State's "Slick 50" products made false and unsubstantiated claims concerning their ability to reduce engine friction and wea, extend engine life, and improve fuel economy. Valvoline's "TM8" is manufactured by Ashland, Inc. "Slick 50" is made by subsidiaries of Quaker State Corporation. The benefit of these synthetic oils products is claimed to be their "Teflon" additive.

    In a related matter, the FTC last year charged that spark plugs manufactured by SplitFire, Inc. were advertised with unsupported claims promising that the SplitFire spark plugs would improve automobile performance and economy, improve fuel economy, horsepower, and emissions.

    Consumers are entitled to be told by manufacturers exactly what their products can and cannot do. Consumers are entitled not to be misled by unsubstantiated claims by manufacturers.

    If you suspect that you have purchased a product that is contaminated, that contains substances not listed on the ingredients, that may be harmful, or that doesn't do what it claims it can do, we would be pleased to hear from you. The Law Offices of Herbert Monheit helps people who have purchased products that are potentially dangerous or defective. We also help people who have purchased products that have been found to have lies or misrepresentations on their labels or advertising. We also help people who have been the victims of consumer fraud and misleading claims about products and services. If you wish to initiate a legal investigation into the possibility of

  • getting a full refund
  • having your medical bills paid to make sure a product found to be medically dangerous has not injured you and others
  • getting the manufacturer to change its practices, to change its misleading advertising or labelling, or to take a product off the market
  • forcing a company to make a product or service safer
  • getting a company to give back profits it has realized due to misleading claims
  • bringing a claim for consequences caused by these products


  • This informational piece was prepared by Monheit, Silverman & Fodera. If you would like more information on this topic, call us at (800) 220-LAW1, or use the "Do I Have A Case?" button on this web site.


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