Children’s Advertising Review Unit

CARU Recommends TOMY Modify Broadcast Advertising for ‘Battle Ready Pikachu,’ ‘Trainer Gloves;’ Company Agrees to Do So

CARU has recommended that TOMY International modify broadcast advertising for Pokémon products to better disclose that its “Trainer Gloves” are not included with the purchase of the “Battle Ready Pikachu” toy.

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CARU Recommends Bandai Modify Broadcast Advertising for Tamagotchi

CARU has recommended that Bandai America Inc., modify broadcast advertising for the company’s “Tamagotchi” toys to ” to adequately disclose that batteries are not included.

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CARU Examines Boy Scouts Sweepstakes Advertising, Recommends Modifications

CARU has recommended that Boy Scouts of America (BSA) modify advertising for the “Boys Life Cybersearch Sweepstakes” to more clearly identify the odds of winning a $100 grand prize.

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CARU Recommends Dave & Buster’s Discontinue ‘Free’ Play Claim

CARU has recommended that Dave & Buster’s, Inc., discontinue “free” claims in future promotions where any purchase is required.

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CARU Recommends Maya Group Modify Broadcast Advertising; Company Agrees to Do So

CARU has recommended that the Maya Group, which markets the “Make Your Case” phone case maker, modify broadcast advertising to better disclose the items included with initial purchase.

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CARU Recommends BSA Modify Website to Better Protect Children’s Privacy; BSA Agrees to Do So

CARU has recommended that Boys Scouts of America modify its website,, to assure that information collection practices are in compliance with CARU guidelines and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

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