Is Kim Kardashian facing a class-action lawsuit over QuickTrim endorsement?

For years now, the Kardashian women have been shilling a product called QuickTrim. It’s one of those cheap-O diet things, like a supplement that supposed to decrease your appetite and boost your energy, all while helping you lose weight, I guess. Like cocaine, only different. I personally don’t know anyone who takes “QuickTrim” seriously, but that hasn’t stopped Kim and Khloe Kardashian from name-dropping the product in interview after interview, even using the endorsement to promote their own weight “loss” on various tabloid covers, and constantly shilling the brand on their Twitter pages. In any case, there might be a problem. Page Six reports that Kim and Khloe could be named in a possible class-action lawsuit claiming that QuickTrim is only a massive dose of caffeine and that it doesn’t promote weight loss at all.

Kim Kardashian and her sister Khloe face a possible class-action lawsuit over their diet product QuickTrim, which detractors say contains high levels of caffeine, an ingredient that’s “not safe or effective for weight loss.”

Kim and Khloe caused a stir over their paid endorsement of the product, which features a picture of bikini-clad Kim. It has reportedly generated $45 million in revenue since they struck the deal with New Jersey-based Windmill Health Products in 2009.

Law firm Bursor & Fisher is preparing a suit against Windmill and the marketing claims made by the Kardashians. An e-mail it sent to product users included a link to the firm’s Web site, which states, “The active ingredient in QuickTrim weight loss products is a large dose of caffeine . . . The FDA has determined that caffeine is not safe or effective for weight loss.”

Partner Scott A. Bursor told us, “My firm has been retained by an individual that purchased QuickTrim, and we are investigating the matter. We have provided written notice of our client’s claims to the company and others involved in marketing QuickTrim,” and his firm is reaching out to other QuickTrim users. Bursor & Fisher has won or settled cases against firms peddling products including hair loss remedy Avacor and diet supplement Xenadrine.

In January 2010, Kim said she used QuickTrim to shed 15 pounds in weeks. Last year she tweeted that she was using it to get in shape for her wedding, and Khloe also claimed she lost 15 pounds.

Adriane Fugh-Berman, a physician at Georgetown University Medical Center, warned in 2010 that QuickTrim contains large amounts of caffeine. She said, “They’re not saying how much caffeine is in these pills. Too much caffeine can make you jittery and increase your blood pressure and pulse. If you pop a couple of these pills with your Starbucks . . . you could get caffeine poisoning, which can cause heart arrhythmias.” Reps for the Kardashians and Windmill didn’t get back to us.

[From Page Six]

Look, if there’s a decent case there, I’m sure the lawyers will file suit and QuickTrim will probably have to settle and change their “claims” and “Kardashian testimonials.” I’m not even one of those people who complains about our too-litigious society – I think suing people is The American Way, and God bless the almighty subpoena. But I really have to ask all of these potential litigants: how incredibly stupid are you? Did you really expect miracle weight loss from a product endorsed by Kardashians?!?!

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  1. Bite me says:

    Her arse doesn’t look good in that last picture eww

    • brasileira says:

      That’s a ridiculous ass!

    • autumndaze says:

      It looks as though she is shilling for the workout clothing company Lululemon; but that last photo of Kim from the back is not going to sell any of their leggings……YIKES.
      Kardashian endorsement in addition to the quality of their clothing seriously dropping off in the last year = no more Lululemon purchasses (typo, and it stays) for me.

      • Viv says:

        yep, no more lululemon for me, either. I have this very same jacket and she totally killed it for me now. Eeeeeeew.

    • rissa says:

      maybe it is real. i can’t imagine anyone voluntarily making their butt to look this way. it’s gross

  2. Quinn says:

    That rear end is NOT leggings-friendly…

  3. Agnes says:

    Yeah, the litigants might be stupid and naive (I would agree on that point), but the point of the lawsuit would be that the company pushed a product under false pretenses and made money off of it. The plaintiffs’ stupidity or naivete does not play a part in these claims. :)

  4. Green_Eyes says:

    Wow! Those last 2 photos are really not flattering at all. Ironic considering all the $$$ she shells out to look “perfect” and a size “2″.

  5. Franny says:

    I love the first outfit. She needs to dress like this all of the time. Loose flowing top, keeping the puppies in check and covering her butt, and cute shoes. Her face is a bit whack, but whatever.

    Her ass in the second set of pictures though is so…strange. I’ve never seen a butt like this in real life.

    • DrM says:

      Franny I hate the first outfit!!LOL All I could think of was in 100 years when historians look back they will wonder “WTF were people thinking???” LOL

  6. Schnauzers!!! says:

    Umm…anybody who buys anything based on the recommendation of these vapid idiots…

    • Tapioca says:

      Well quite, Kim Kardashian is famous for two things – having a gigantic ass, and being a gigantic ass, so buying a diet pill on her recommendation is like taking advice on foreign policy from Saddam Hussein.

      That said, if you actually use exercise to slim down, there is some evidence that caffeine will help you work out longer and harder, so in that way it may help.

  7. laylajanelovesgossip says:

    She looks like she’s getting heavy in the last 2 pictures. Is she wearing a diaper in the bottom picture???lmao

    That’s a dumpy looking backside!!!!rothf

    • Samigirl says:

      Gahhhh. I didn’t see you’d already made this comparison before I made my comment. You hit the nail on the head, sister.

  8. Maria_Spain says:

    XD last pic lol !

  9. brin says:

    She’s the perfect spokesperson for a fraudulent product.

    • AMANDA says:

      Amen! And her face is fraudulent as well! Ha Ha!

    • Floridaseaturtle says:

      “Did you really expect miracle weight loss from a product endorsed by Kardashians?!?!”
      No kidding! B%tch doesn’t even carry her own handbags. She is apparently too good for that. Doesn’t she carry her workout clothes in a Birken?! LOL! Tripe.

      • Floridaseaturtle says:

        Oh, my gosh. I have definitely goofed off too many times today. I just jumped over to TMZ during ‘another break’, and guess what Kim K has sitting on the sand during a bikini shot. Her coveted Birken for pete’s sake. As a beach bag! Not one of her skanky copies of a bag, or even something normal. And I swear I have wondered if she has lip fillers shot into her a$$ before beach days. Is that possible? Would explain the fluctuating size 8 – 10 a$$, on her size “2″ body.

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  10. Mimi says:

    And can we talk about the jewelry…? Ugh.

  11. Cerulean says:

    I spoke too soon in another thread…sob.

    That being said…her arse is just ugly and deformed looking. Like from behind a third of her silhouette is her enormous fake add-a-booty in lawn and leaf bag leggings.

  12. nikzilla37 says:

    Wow, that 15bls clearly didn’t come off her ass.

  13. Jeff says:

    ok i know she has a sex tape and stuff but im just genuinely curious..why is it that you guys hate her so much? not judging your feelings towards her..just truly think there is something she did that i missed..i mean yeah they let the camera in for private moments but theres shows like “a baby story” and “true life” and i just don’t get how its any different.

    • Amanda says:

      Just try to watch an entire episode of the show. Their family is grating and awful, and she’s the most grating of all.

  14. NinaG says:

    I would never use any products endorsed by these people. Eating healthy and exercise are my secret weapons :-) Enough with all this rubbish. She couldn’t even stage a believable fake wedding so I’m suppose to take her advice on dieting. SMH

  15. grace says:

    Give her ass a few years, it will be laying on the back of her knees!!

  16. Cathy says:

    What a balloon butt, or giant bubble butt. You pick. lol.

  17. skipper says:

    Not calling the kardashians fat but they do not have the type of body i am looking for when dieting. With the exception of kourtney but i think she really works for her body. Why is she not involved in quicktrim?

  18. Jover says:

    Good one Tapioca; jeff, she is depised for the following reasons; she’s a greedy, slimy, no-talent, vulgar exhibitionist that has made millions being famous for ABSOLUTELY nothing she is an insult to hard working women and men everywhere that don’t whore themselves out at the drop of a nickel; combined with the fact that she has the intellect of a party balloon and the personality of a cow turd festering in a field on a hot summer day, etc. etc. Get the picture. And people are further pissed that the media and companies are still catering to her bubbly shapeless jelly rear like she’s the Queen of France. I’ll quite before my fingers fall off.

    • Pia says:

      I was thinking of a way to reply to Jeff, but you said it better. I’d rather spend the afternoon with that festering cow turd. Cow turds don’t lie about nose jobs :)

  19. Noel says:

    Obviously QuickTrim does not work!

  20. Franny says:

    hey ladies – in your links section for the Drew cover, you wrote InTouch but its actually InStyle :)

  21. Euphorima says:

    Um, don’t shout at me, but I kinda like her outfit in that top pic!!!

    Like the colour co-ordination of the complete outfit, but im still on the fence about the styling of the shoes though.

  22. FingerBinger says:

    Why does her butt always look nasty fat nasty? I know people with big butts and they don’t look like that.

    • Kim says:

      To many fat injections. Over injecting causes the bumpy appearance Kim has from over injecting fat into her behind.

  23. Kim says:

    The KardTRASHian clan would sell babies to wolves as long as they got paid for it!

  24. UniqJazz says:

    why is her skin soo many different colors? Around her nose and mouth and forehead, it’s like yellow, whit , tan. ughhh her face looks messed up. something really weird in the nose and mouth area.

    • YUCKQU says:

      She has had too many procedures in the nose to mouth area.What has happened is tissue fatigue. There are other things that are overdone there but so many and such little time to discuss. Kris Jenner and her team pay some of the sites like On Mail or In Mail to glorify Kim.