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Shell & Castrol Settle FTC Charges Archive Article: Shell & Castrol Settle FTC Charges

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 1999 — In the latest of a series of Federal Trade Commission cases alleging that ad claims for motor oil and fuel additives were deceptive, Castrol North America Inc. and Shell Chemical Company have agreed to stop making unsubstantiated claims.

Castrol is charged with deceptively advertising on television, in magazines, and on the product’s label, that Castrol Syntec Power System significantly improves engine power and acceleration and is superior to other gas additives; and with falsely claiming that tests prove these claims.

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