Amazon warns customers that Align supplements sold on its site are probably fake

Posted on September 4, 2019 by


Amazon has advised customers to throw away Align nutritional supplements sold on site by third parties, because they’re probably fake. These supplements are officially sold by the Proctor & Gamble brand.
While counterfeits are not a problem that’s unique to Amazon, its large and growing marketplace means that it is highly vulnerable to this, and the task of policing its third-party sellers is becoming more challenging.

Earlier this year, it launched a new program to combat counterfeits on the website by working with brands.

Amazon is advising customers to throw away Align nutritional supplements bought on its site after discovering that the products could be fake.

“If you still have this product, we recommend that you stop using it immediately and dispose of the item,” Amazon wrote in an email to customers, according to Wired. Amazon informed these customers that they would be fully refunded for the item.

Align supplements are officially sold by Procter & Gamble, the consumer goods conglomerate. A spokesperson for the company did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment but told Wired that it was aware of the situation and had been informed that Amazon is now only selling Align product that has been received directly from P&G manufacturing facilities.


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