Ab Circle Pro Class Action Settlement

Class Eligibility:

Purchaser of the Ab Circle Pro that were not satisfied with their purchase and whom have not yet received a refund.

Estimated Amount:

$200. The actual amount will be based on the number of claims received and whether the $25,000,000 claim pool gets exhausted.

Proof of Purchase:


Claim Form:

Ab Circle Pro Claim Form (You need to register an account to file the claim)

Case Name: Federal Trade Commission v. Fitness Brands, Inc., et al., Case No. 12-23065-CIV-ALTONAGA

The Ab Circle Pro is a piece of abdominal exercise equipment sold both through infomercials and retail stores. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleged that the companies associated with the Ab Circle Pro make misleading claims about the product’s value for fat loss and as a more effective alternative to sit-ups. The defendant’s did not agree with this allegation, but settled the case before it was heard by the court.

Occasionally we come across a case that just shocks us to the core (pardon the pun). What is the world coming to if you can’t rely on the veracity of claims made on infomercials? Good thing the FTC is stop the lawlessness. Can’t a fat American rely on the makers of the Ab Circle Pro to give them 6-pack abs for the four low installments of $29.95. Well, I will be taking my money to the fine people at the Brazilian Butt Lift program.

Settlement Pool: $15,000,000 – $25,000,000 (depending on the number of claims)
Website: Ab Circle Pro Settlement on FTC Website
Deadline: April 22, 2013 (estimate, no close date yet set for the settlement)
Administrator: FTC v Fitness Brands, Inc., et al.
Office of the Claims Administrator
P.O. Box 2008
Chanhassen, MN 55317-2008

(866) 402-4752

242 Responses to Ab Circle Pro Class Action Settlement

  1. Barb Vance says:

    I am having trouble accessing this website, is it too late to file a claim for the ab circle pro class action suit?

    ADMIN – Hi Barb,

    It is not too late for making an Ab Circle Pro class action claim. You have until April 22nd, 2013.

    • Alexis collins says:

      Tried to fill out a claim form online for the ab circle pro but the web site wont come up.
      The deadline says April 15, 2013. Is it to late? If not, how and where can i fill one out?

      Thank You,

    • Kimberly Taylor says:

      I have filed 3 claims online. None have been acknowledged, nor have I received a refund. When are refunds being issued and why were complaints not addressed? Thanks

      ADMIN – Hi Kimberly,

      Many of the administrators do not acknowledge when you file for a refund (I agree, that a simple email confirmation, and the occasional status update would be nice). The first you hear from them is when you get your check in the mail. Rebates are usually sent out 2-3 months after the closing date.

    • Kimberly Taylor says:

      Lesson learned! Do not buy/shop with infomercials, seems everything is a gimmick!

    • Melanie Bouy says:

      I have also tried to fill out a form and was not able . I kept calling and getting recordings. Is there help?
      PS. I started over 2mos. ago right after receiving a card in the mail.

      • Melanie Bouy says:

        I’m sorry my husband thought he was doing me a favor. I had mailed my paperwork off on Feb. 29,2013. I did not need to down load any thing because I received a letter with an enclosed envelope. My claim number was 1358199.
        He was trying to download ageless man.

        Thank you, and I’m sorry for any trouble.

    • April Williams says:

      The AB CIRCLE has issued refunds but the payees may hold the refund until they receive all claims and total them up..it may take up to 2014

    • April Williams says:

      The AB CIRCLE has issued refunds but the payees may hold the refund until they receive all claims and total them up..it may take up to 2014. its sucks that it takes so long..Im sure company’s are hurt they have to pay out for false advertising to those who bought Im waiting as well

    • mary hinton says:

      I sent in my application in a long time go , i have not seen anything.

  2. Dennis E. Sharpe says:

    I may have forgotten to put a stamp on my claim form. Is it possible to get another form.

    ADMIN – Hi Dennis,

    You can get another claim form from the claims administrator.

  3. Rhonda L. Moran says:

    When can claim filers expect to receive their refunds for the Ab Circle???? I mailed a claim form do I also need to file online for a claim?? Thank You….

    ADMIN – Hi Rhonda,

    Based on experience, I would guesstimate late May.

  4. Ashley says:

    How do we know this is not a scam? Is there some kind of proof you can provide me?

    ADMIN – Hi Ashley,

    Good question. You can tell the genuine lawsuits, because they will be mentioned by the relevant court on their official website. For example, the link above goes to the ftc.gov website and if you follow the link you will see the information on the Federal Trade Commission Website (the FTC brought the claims in this case).

    We have verified all the settlements on this site. But, if you wanted to check them yourself, that is how you could go about it.

  5. Sandra Thomas says:

    I submitted my app online and sent in my change of address.I still have not heard from anyone.Is there anything else I need to do?

    ADMIN – Hi Sandra,

    That is typical. You usually don’t hear anything until they mail you the check. They don’t provide much by way of feedback or status updates.

  6. Kerri says:

    How long does it take to process claims for refunds per the (FTC v Fitness Brands, Inc., et al.) settlement Action? Additionally, approximately how long before the Administrator of the Settlement is to disburse to said claim reimbursements to eligible claimants?

    ADMIN – Hi Kerri,

    These settlement funds usually pay out around 2 months after the closing date.

  7. betty boggs says:

    I filled out the paper that I received in the mail. Do I need to do it online also?

    ADMIN – Hi Betty,

    No, you only need to fill out the form once (either online or on paper). If you already filled out and returned the form they mailed you, you do not need to do the online form.

  8. Dorothy says:

    I received a letter saying that I had purchased the AB circle pro and there is a class action suit against them. I was to sign the form and send it back to the attorneys. I did this but still haven’t heard from them since or is the lawsuit still open and how much longer will it be before I get my money back? Also is there only one suit against the company or are there other forms I need to fill out? Also should I request this one also? Thank you Dorothy

    ADMIN – Hi Dorothy,

    There is usually only one lawsuit (if there are multiple, they get consolidated … that is the whole point of class actions, the issue only gets tried once).

    The settlements usually pay out around 2 months after the closing date and the only communication you will often get is a check in the mail.

  9. star carpentier says:

    This machine kills your knees! The knee inserts are a very hard plastic & it’s to painful to use it, it sits in my kitchen collecting dust due to the fact i can’t use it. I Tried calling to complain & wanted my money back but noone helped me,

    • joy says:

      Mine came with knee pads that worked well but have to be kept track of. I am not that displeased with the product. I actually use it, because I have some of the strength it requires to not be so uncomfortable and awkward. That’s the lie. Structuraly, there was a slight metal scraping when I first started using it. I thought about returning it but didn’t for well, the same reason most of us don’t return purchases we’re not happy with. It’s too much trouble and it costs too much. The lie of the product, I think is that you have to be moderately fit to use it effectively. A person needs to have control of their abs and lower back and etc., to even lower themselves to get on and balance to use it. Think about it.

      • Angela says:

        True, some people who are disadvantaged would have no chance at even being able to get on the thing! I got thrown off of it. And I’m in pretty good shape, I just have this belly from the kid, as do most of us.Also I’m still waiting on a refund we probably will be until December 31, 2014!

    • Gladwell Moses says:

      I filled out my form way back in 2012 and have never heard anything since then.

  10. Jennifer says:

    I am having trouble accessing the website to fill out the claim form.

    ADMIN – Hi Jennifer,

    Looks like their system is down. Will check in on status and get back to you.

  11. Dan says:

    tried to go to website to fill out claim form. Was not able to access website.

  12. Liz says:

    Hi and thanks for this information, unfortunately it seems that their site is still down, how or where else can I file for a refund.

  13. Tari Schofield says:

    Website note available. need to fill out for refund.

  14. Con says:

    Still down? Seems to me like they are keeping it down so they don’t have to refund. It’s been down for 4+ days now. No website administrator allows that.

  15. Amber V says:

    Hi, I’ve completed my claim form for the ab circle pro, and sent it months ago. I’m wondering when I will be receiving my settlement. Thanks Amber

    ADMIN – Hi Amber,

    Claims are usually paid our 2-3 months after the settlement closing date. So for the Ab Circle Pro, I would expect them to pay out in July / August.

    • Lora says:

      Has anyone got there check yet, because I have not got mine.

      • Wayne says:

        I filed a claim almost a year ago and have yet to hear anything and now i see the company site listed in the claim form has been taken down.

        • Lisa says:

          Same here – I filled out my claim form in January. I have periodically checked the website for any new information and could never find any. And now the website itself is gone.

  16. Greg says:

    The website hasn’t worked for a week that I’ve tried. How can this be allowed? The administrator needs to extend the deadline to file a claim.

    Everyone should call in and complain.

  17. della frey says:

    been trying to get on here and fill out form for days and it wont let me. i got rid of my ab pro circle, i took it apart and throwed it away cause i didn’t want anybody else to get hurt on it. i messed myself up on that stupid thing, but no one would help me when i called about it. can i not fill out the form now or what?

  18. Greg says:

    The posted deadline on here of April 22 is wrong and cost me. I learned the true deadline was April 15th. I’d appreciate the admin contacting the claims admin and requesting an extended deadline.

    Thank you.

  19. Trista says:

    I have been trying to get to the submit a claim form for a couple of days and it has not been available to me. please let me know what I need to do. the deadline I have seen has come and past. Im desperate please help. thanks much

  20. Trista Oakason says:

    I mailed in my form and had it sent back to me for wrong postage fees. please let me know what I need to do or if I still can do anything at this point.

    ADMIN – Hi Trista,

    I would mail it back in ASAP (with the correct postage), with a note explaining why your filing is late. You might be past the filing deadline, but the administrator might look the other way because you have a reason for the late filing.

  21. Kim says:

    Does anyone know the payout amount?

    ADMIN – Hi Kim,

    In this case, the settlement amount will depend on the number of claimants. They have a pool of $15-$25 MM and will split it up among all the valid claimants.

  22. Are we getting a full refund? Since the day I bought my ab circle pro, in the first week I try calling because they said I can have a full refund in the first thirty days.

  23. Lily Avetyan says:

    I still need to file a claim, what’s the best and quickest way to do it?

  24. Jennifer Dobbins says:

    When can I expect my refund?

    ADMIN – Hi Jennifer,

    Usually rebates are issued 2-3 months after the closing date on the settlement. You can reach out to the class administrator if you want a more specific timeline.

  25. Della Frey says:

    Still waiting for some kind of reply. I only found out about it by chance, and by then now your saying it is too late? I think that is wrong.

  26. karen blades says:

    Who will be mailing the check, so we know what to look for?

    ADMIN – Hi Karen,

    Different settlements use different mailers. But, it typically looks like a postcard sized mailer envelope with tear strips on the side. They are easy to mistake for junk mail.

  27. aundrea johnson says:

    Do you know how many people have filed a claim….and do you know how much money will I receive?

  28. WIlletta says:

    I sent mine in back in february and still havent heard back anything.. Who do I contact?

  29. linda campbell says:

    i sent in my form and have herd nothing

  30. mary says:

    I was wondering when the settlement is over and we get our money back.

  31. Roberta Salazar says:

    Like the others have replied, I’ve tried the ab circle for a several weeks. To find it was doing more harm than good. It also sits collecting dust.

  32. Anna says:

    Filled out my form in Feb. When will refunds come out.

  33. Terry Saranie says:

    Hello, I just found out about this class action, and am upset to see that the filing date has expired. Any chance it will be extended? This is just wrong. Is there an appeal process?

    ADMIN – Hi Terry,

    Sorry to hear you missed the filing deadline. Deadlines are often extended, but not in this case. To file an appeal, you will need to consult with an attorney. One of the functions of a class action is to bring closure and finality to the issue, and reopening them is difficult.

  34. Christy Parker says:

    Greetings I’m just writing to find out what date was the closing date and also just to understand when they do payout and lets say there are ten thousand people that applied do all the money be divided amongst them just asking. Thank you

    ADMIN – Hi Christy,

    In most settlements, there is a pool of money that gets divided between everyone that files a claim. There is usually a cap on the amount you can receive.

    The ab circle pro settlement is a little unusual in that if there are enough claimants, the size of the pool will increase.

  35. tj says:

    I filed in march would you happen to know when checks will be mailed?

    ADMIN – Hi TJ,

    I would predict that checks will go out in July. (I know it is a very slow process!)

  36. Christy Parer says:

    Thank you for answering part of my question, the other part of my question is when was the closing date so I can start count down unless you know when we will receive our refund.

    ADMIN – Hi Christy,

    The class action closed in late April 2013. So my best guess would be that checks would go out in July.

  37. Faye says:

    I did file a claim. The website is no longer valid. Where do we go to see updates?

    ADMIN – Hi Faye,

    To get updates, you can reach out to the administrator (contact details above). Class action settlements aren’t generally very communicative. The only update you usually get is a check.

  38. leslie conzo says:

    My husband bought me an ab circle pro for christmas 3 years ago. I used it everyday. knee pads hurt and I flew off of it and jammed my knee. Had to have knee surgery. The company gave me money back for machine but I had surgery bills to pay. I have been getting papers from an attornewy. Does this have something to do with readers digest. wasn’t sure if that was what it had todo with.

  39. Kim hours den says:

    Do you know the amounts yet?

  40. LOU says:

    Will refund be issued soon? It states on your recorded message, possibly not until 2014?

  41. Felicia says:

    If my understanding is correct, refunds will be disbursed upon the close date of this lawsuit? Has a close-date been established or rendered? If not, what is the worst case scenario of how long before a close date could be forthcoming?

  42. Felicia says:

    Does this class action suit have an established “close date” or what is the forthcoming date of closure? Once a “close date has been rendered, how long will it be before refunds are disbursed?

  43. Sherita says:

    I submitted a claim already. how do I check on the status of the claim? I have not received a letter or update about my claim.

  44. lou says:

    Any response for the last 4 questions?

  45. Felicia says:

    This site does not note the correct date and time of one’s comment. As a matter of fact, the dates and times of my comments have been altered. My previous posts have been altered to June 13, today, but I wrote them on June 11th which at that time had the correct date but the incorrect time. Another fraud like AB Circle Pro? Hmmm!

  46. aundrea johnson says:

    When will we get our money..and how much will we be getting paid

  47. Linda Davis says:

    I sent in my claims form and a letter where the ab circle pro was purchased. When will I receive a check for a refund?

    ADMIN – Hi Linda,

    I believe checks recently went out for this settlement.

    • Danielle says:

      I filed my claim right after getting my post card in the mail and still have not received a refund. It is now 2014, has any checks been sent out at all?

      • Sara Howe says:

        I also submitted my claim the minute I received info in the mail and have STILL not received any money either. Does anyone know when checks will be issued??? It seems no one is answering any questions on here just beating around the bush.

      • Teresa says:

        I too filed as soon as I received the announcement of the class action but have yet to receive a settlement nor have I had any correspondence sine filing

        • Steven S says:

          Same here. I quit checking the website shortly after the deadline to file date. No information available only message saying time to file claim had expired.

  48. Sharon Fontenot says:

    Has anyone been paid yet on this settlement? I filed a claim in September of 2012. Thanks

  49. lou says:

    How much was the final payout?

  50. Jamie says:

    I haven’t seen any checks. Can you please check and make sure!

  51. Jamie says:

    The FTC website number 1 (866) 402-4752, said it could be several month or even 2014.

  52. Hayley says:

    When will we receive our refunds ???

  53. Christy Parker says:

    Greetings Administrator On the web site you responded that some of the checks recently went out one is this true and if it is true can you please tell me for how much and if I was sent a check Thank You have a Bless Day

  54. Teresa Dunlap - Lipe says:

    I filed my online claim and to date have not received a check. Please advise when this will be received as I see from an earlier post that possibly checks would be sent out late May and another post states July and one states possibly 2014. Which is correct? How do I obtain updated status ? Thank- you

  55. LOU says:

    Has anyone received their check yet?

  56. KB says:

    I have not received my check yet either.

  57. RichG says:

    I called the FTC at 866 407 4752 and they stated it could be 2014 before checks are mailed for various reasons.

  58. Susan says:

    As of July 7th, I have heard nothing or received my check. How do we even know for sure they received the paper form or online form if they didn’t confirm they received it? What a great way to keep consumers in the dark! Ya gotta love the process! They try to screw us coming and going!

  59. Christy Parker says:

    Greetings just writing to see if anyone recieved their check

  60. lou says:

    The administrator stated on Jume 20,2013 they believed the checks had been sent out. The old cliche, Checks are in the mail. ha

  61. eurcey says:

    Was trying to find out if anybody receive their checks are will it be in 2014 or sooner. Thanks, have a great day administration. Inquiry minds would like to know.

  62. Pamela Rivera says:

    I have been waiting for this check and have not received it, can I please be told when I can expect it……..

    • Pamela Rivera says:

      I just called the number and the recording says that they allow several months for the defendants to pay and then they send out the settlement checks and that it may not be until 2014. I will just keep checking every month or so to see where we are with this. I don’t understand why it takes so darn long. If I owed the money they would expect it right away, so why can’t they pay us it has been nearly 3 months now since they have closed people signing up for a refund, so we should have our checks soon. Lets keep our fingers crossed and hope that we get our checks soon…

  63. brooke says:

    I sent in my form months ago when will i receive my refund check?

  64. Rita says:

    Nothing here yet either.



  66. Ree says:

    Well it’s July 11…still no check. The deadline was in April, but it seems people are still filling out claims online. Is this true? I got my form in the mail, signed and mailed it back the same day. Is there anything else I should do?

    ADMIN – Hi Ree,

    There is nothing you can do. It can take a long time. The legal system is not fast!

  67. Jane says:

    I haven’t received the refund check.

  68. Lou says:

    Administrator – please respond.

    You stated you believed checks went out in June. Obviously this is incorrect. When do you anticipate and what is the amount. You have to have the figures by now.

  69. ANGELA HARRIS says:

    When will we get our checks? Why is it taking so long? It is July 17 – and still nothing. Grrrr. No checks, 2 or 3 months is gone. Come on and send us our checks please.

  70. pam says:

    They probably are trying to find out how they can keep most of the money!!!!!

  71. aundrea johnson says:

    I would really like to know have anybody recieved a check yet bc i havent…and i mailed my form in months ago….so administrator please let me kno something….bc we have been waitin to long

  72. Lisa says:

    I haven’t received anything either. I did just call the number they have listed and it states that they will not issue checks until all payments from the company are received and that may not even be until 2014. So I guess it is a waiting game like everything else.

  73. Tim says:

    Submitted my claim the first day I got it in the mail. Haven’t heard anything and like others wanted to know the status of the check(if one is even coming) LOL.

  74. aundrea johnson says:

    I think they are lying to us. i will be callin them early in the am so i can ask question…….Bc i really want to kno

  75. lou says:

    No check yet and no answers from the administrator. Does no good to call contact number, same message.

  76. aundrea johnson says:

    I called this morning and they had me on hold for a long time so i hung up….

  77. Dawn says:

    I have not recieved a refund check yet. I submitted before the deadline. Can we get any information?

  78. Vic says:

    Hey admin, what’s happening? Are the checks imminent or has the company not yet coughed up the $25M? It’s almost August and this was supposed to have closed 3 months ago.

    How about some status?

    ADMIN – Hi Vic,

    I am hearing this is getting delayed and is now projected to take until early 2014 to send out rebate checks.

  79. Leslie says:

    Still waiting here too. It would be nice to get some type of acknowledgement that I will be getting a refund. Anyone else agree?

  80. aundrea johnson says:

    Why would they delay it admin….. do u have any idea how much will we get

    • Tonya says:

      Is there a place to put in a change of address, as we have moved, same town, just moved …

      ADMIN – Hi Tonya,

      To change your address, you need to call or email the class administrator.

  81. Marie says:

    Still waiting on my check as well. Could really use the the money right now, please hurry.

  82. lou says:

    Wow… what an excuse there’s a delay!

  83. TNT says:

    I believe it’s a lot like any other settlement. The longer they hold on to it the more interest accumulates on such a large sum. So, who gets all of that interest???????? Kinda makes you wanna say Hmmmmmmmmm.

  84. Tim says:

    If there is a delay and if you registered on time, why wouldn’t they communicate/update those receiving refunds? I was skeptical when I got the notice but hearing this makes me question if well even receive the refund and how much it will actually be. Lol

  85. aundrea johnson says:

    What i dont understand is why the admin…reply back to certain people……all of us want to kno how much money will we get and when?

  86. Mildred W says:

    Filed my claim Aug. 2012, have not heard from or rec’d my refund check as of todays date. Based on the info in this site there is no real date in which claimants can expect to receive their refunds. Stop playing around and send us our refunds. Enough is enough, we have already been shafted once.

  87. Mildred W says:

    Another question, there is a 12 hour difference in the time signature. I posted my comment at 1:55 p.m. on July 31, 2013 (my Time)and your site has Aug. 1, 2013 @ 12:58 a.m.. What’s up with that? Are the refunds being processed in a foreign country?

  88. audrey says:

    I’ve been waiting months, I haven’t heard anything. Make me think I’m waiting for nothing. when are we gonna here something?

  89. audrey says:

    I hurt my knees on it, now I got to wait for a response to get my money back? When will that be?

  90. Jennifer says:

    What is the website to change the address of where the checks will be sent?

  91. Tim says:

    Any updates?

  92. aundrea johnson says:

    well i just called the ppl about our refund and she said it could be sometime this year…and she also said we want get all of our refund it will be partial…

  93. Liz r says:

    Hi, I’ve moved since submitting my online claim. How do I submit my new address? If this takes up to 2014, the forward may end by then.

    ADMIN – Hi Liz,

    To change the address for a claim, give the claims administrator a call on the number below.

  94. aisa says:

    I submitted my application online back in March for my refund. Its August still haven’t heard anything from the administrators as to when a refund will be sent out.

  95. Manda Rae says:

    Admin, how much money can each person expect from this??? Please comment.

  96. lou says:

    What number do you call to actually get to speak to a person?

  97. aundrea johnson says:

    call the 800 number and they will let you know. When you call listen until they say if you want to speak to a representative and she will tell you.

  98. Frank says:

    Filled out the online claim form last December and haven’t heard anything since.

  99. Amanda says:

    I applied for my refund in February and still have not heard anything. Have they been sent out yet? If not, is there any word on when they will be?

  100. Virginia LeeAnn Patrick-Bolen says:

    I filed a claim in Feb-March 2013 but I have not heard anything else nor have I received a refund check. Has the case been closed? If so, when will I receive my check? And if not, when will it close?

  101. Jennifer Carter says:

    I filed out my form online months ago also, I have not yet heard anything, nor received a check!!! It is the middle of August and this was closed over 3 months ago!!! WHY??? If it were us who owed the money, you had better bet your butt they would want there money NOW, not latter like they do to us!!!!! What is wrong with this picture? Oh yeah it is the government and we are just nobody!!!! SO DOES ANYONE KNOW WHEN THE CHECKS WILL BE SENT FOR SURE? OR HOW MUCH THEY WILL BE FOR?

  102. Marie says:

    Hi I was sent a letter stating that I was part of a law suit and that I should be getting about 50k. I called to confirm that I would be getting paid however the other day I called and the lady advised me that I wouldn’t get anything because I didn’t send in a claim form. No one told me that I had to and the numerous times I called no one advised me. Is there anything that I can do? Please help me

  103. Vic says:

    Hey Admin,

    anything new? Your last reply I think was you’d heard the payout would be in 2014. Is that still the case?


  104. Lesia says:

    I am like most, filled out a claim online months ago and still have not received a check, have anyone heard anything yet about getting our refund. I also need that 800 number so I can call and check.

  105. Mary says:

    I never received a card in the mail about the class action settlement and we have lived here for almost 14 years. Is it too late to file now? I just found out about the settlement approx. 10 minutes ago.

    ADMIN – Hi Mary,

    I am afraid it is too late to file, the settlement has closed.

  106. Jennie says:

    Can you tell me when the claim was closes?

  107. Tazanyia Mouton says:

    Hi, I submitted a form online in Sept. 1, 2012 and I have moved quite a bit. How can I make sure I can get my refund?

  108. pam says:

    I just wonder why the admin only answers the questions on address change not to anyone wondering about the moneys!!!

    ADMIN – Hi Pam,

    The settlement is getting held up in the cogs of the legal system. This is usually due to some combination of new parties entering and appealing the settlement, and/or a judge wanting to review the settlement. The new ETA is sometime next year.

  109. aundrea johnson says:

    so admin do u know how much we will get ?????

  110. Brandy says:

    I was wondering if there is any new updates on when the close date will be for this claim, so that checks can be mailed out.

  111. beverly green says:

    i am so disappointed i am a 57 year old disabled woman who can not exercised normaly.. when i bought the ab-circle i thought my prayers were ans.everyday i got to my ab-circle with the excitement of loosing a few pds. well week after week 25 mins. every other day for mths. no results well i am disappointed because being disabled makes it so hard to find exercise equipment that does not hurt you worse then u already hurt. i keep searching

  112. Abigail Brown says:

    If everyone would read the “fine print” they would see that every submission would not receive a response (that would be nearly impossible), once the claim is submitted, refunds to the actual customer do not have an attached date and may be as late as 2014, and the amount that you will receive is going to be based upon the number of claims received, so again, it is impossible to tell the consumers how much they will be receiving!

  113. Stacy says:

    I am still waiting for my abcircle refund. Is there any way to find out what day it will be sent out and what the amount is?

  114. Stephanie says:

    I filled out the form last year in September…Still no word on whats going on…Why even tell someone about the settlement when no one is keeping us informed on whats going on…We should get paid for back time..Doesn’t make any sense to me.

  115. Lora says:

    Just wondering when the checks are going to be mailed out.

  116. Katie says:

    I filled mine out in February and have heard nothing nor have I gotten a check. What is the date in 2014 that we should all expect our refunds?

  117. Jeff says:

    I still have not received a payment. and it is septemeber now. Is there any update on when the payment should be sent?

  118. Holly says:

    I too, purchased the AB Cirle Pro and I, too, have not received any information. It looks as if the payouts will not be until 2014 or later. You will never be told how much your payou will be. They do not know until the appeals stop. Sorry state of affairs but let’s face it. We all bought it. We tried it. We were injured on it. I say we all just sit back and wait. It looks like that is all there is left. I have decided that walking is my best bet for exercise. No more home gyms. Good luck to all of you…

  119. cam says:

    has anyone got paid?

  120. Douglas Cottrell says:

    I sent in my paperwork to file a claim back in december of 2012 and i am waiting for my check. I know that the money has been received and I want to know when I will receive my share. You have had plenty of time to send out the checks so lets get this started. I also have not received my confirmation that my claim was received so what is to stop you from saying I did not file on time.

  121. Debbie says:

    I filed a claim online, I still have not received any refund, it has been months ago.

  122. Delphine says:

    I filed my claim in late 2012 & have not received my refund. When will checks be mailed out?

  123. Kristina Day says:

    I filled out my claim form and sent it back months ago and haven’t got anything in the mail. It’s been about 6 months. When will I get my money back.

  124. Shonna says:

    I filled out claim form online back in march 2013, but I don’t remember registering?? will I still get a refund if they sent emails confirming my claim form

  125. Ashley says:

    At the time I filled this out it said nothing about registration. Will I still get my refund, I have yet to get mine.

  126. Tim says:

    Any update?

  127. Jennifer says:

    Still waiting patiently.. Would like to know what they are doing it’s been a year now and no one knows when the checks will be sent out. Would really like to have my money back.

  128. Irma says:

    Now how are we going to know whats going on? Since the FTC is shutdown?

  129. Myrna says:

    I sent my claim in February 2013. It’s now October, and I still haven’t received a penny! Why are they holding on to our money when the courts said to return it? My $250 dollars would come in handy right about now! Even though I don’t think they are going to return the complete refund. If they do, great! Next time Stop Falsely Advertising to do something you don’t!

  130. Michelle Lusby says:

    Well, this is my second time leaving a message-my first one never even made it to this page. ??? I was sent a post card about the settlement-I filled it out and never received a refund. If the case settled in April and it was being sent out 3-4 months after-where is it?

    ADMIN – Hi Michelle,

    The last update we got was that this case has gotten delayed and will no pay out until 2014.

  131. Michael says:

    Will this shutdown delay the refund. I know the refund will come in 2014.

  132. ANTHONY JACKSON says:


  133. karen says:

    Anthony, you might have missed the deadline for a refund. I believe the dead line was at then end of April??? Could someone could verify that?

    ADMIN – Hi Karen,

    Yes the deadline has passed for submissions for this class action.

  134. Debra Miconi says:

    I sent my claim in Feb 19 2013.I have never received a refund or response yet..curios as to what happened..I have a claim pin number…?????

  135. Reimers says:

    I filed my claim in October 2012 and haven’t heard anything yet. I have a claim PIN, what will that get me?

  136. DLM says:

    I filled a claim in January 2013 and was under the impression that some form of resonse or a check in the mail would be received, but nothing. I checked the FTC website today and called the number associated with the claim http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/cases/abcirclepro/ the automated message says that this is settled, but checks may not go out until 2014. No other info found.

  137. Yanique Martin says:

    I have also filed the lawsuit and have not received a reply or any information regarding settlement. I’ve just been reading and I realize that we should be receiving checks maybe and 2014. in my opinion I think they should have sent out something to let us know what to expect because we all have the same questions and repeating myself over and over. I’m not quite sure what the delay is but I guess we all have to just wait patiently. just curius at least do they have an idea of what month we will have to wait for the checks

  138. lynnette says:

    I filled mine out in June of 2011 and am still waiting so maybe we just outta sit back and relax cause it sound like its gonna be awhile.

    ADMIN – Hi Lynette,

    That is generally the best approach with these settlements Appeals can drag them out for years. It is frustrating, they really do a poor job of communicating to class members about what is going on. At the least, you would think they would post updates on the claims website.

  139. Shane says:

    I moved and need to know how to change the address that I put on the change form. Thanks to who ever helps me.

    ADMIN – Hi Shane,

    You will have to contact the class action administrator (the contact details are up above).

    • Dee says:

      You can call the FTC at 1-866-402-4752 and they will tell you if your name is on the list and the address they have to mail your check to. According to them checks will be distributed out late this summer 2014 and they don’t know the amount as of yet.

      To change your address, you will have to put it in writing and send it to them at:

      FTC v Fitness Brands, Inc
      Office of the Claim’s Administrator
      P.O. Box 2008
      Chanhassen, MN. 55317-2008

  140. Melanie Searcy says:

    Responses asking for a better date than “2-3 months from closing” have no response. Has this all been crap? I submitted my form long before the April 22nd cut off. Now it’s almost 7 months later and haven’t heard anything.

  141. stephanie says:

    Will we get back time pay for waiting soo long for this refund?

  142. Bev Evans says:

    Hello – I did fill out a form a long time ago and have moved this last June. I am wondering when the claim will come and want you to have my new address. Can you email me please? thanks
    Bev Evans
    Lived in Cranbrook when I made the claim (now from Langley, BC)

  143. Kristi Wood says:

    It is now Nov. 18. 2013. If checks were going to be sent out in July 2013 does this mean I will not receive one. i filed a claim when I got notification in the mail.

  144. Tim says:

    I check here and there. Any updates? Rumors?

  145. Debra R. says:

    Well, it’s 12/03/2013 and I expect to be moving in about 4 months time. This sucks because I’ll have to go through the change of address run-around. It would not bother me if I hadn’t been told to expect a refund 2-3 months after closing. Hey admin, any updates?

    ADMIN – Hi Debra,

    Sorry, don’t have any updates for you. Last I heard, early next year is the estimated time of distribution.

  146. Kathy Taddeo says:

    Has anyone actually received a refund?? I filled my claim out as soon as I received it, also did so online well over a year ago. What is the date we can see a refund for this dumb gimmick?

    • Jennifer Kelly says:

      I never heard of the refund settlement until today. I have a damaged knee from this product. Is there anything I can do now?

  147. Angie E. says:

    Good grief people! The Admin has already said over and over that it WILL BE EARLY 2014. For those moving or recently moved, just make sure you complete a change of address form at the post office. I believe they forward mail for 6 months. Like you, I check in here every so often to see if there are any updates, but flooding this thread with the same question that has been answered dozens of times already is just crazy.

  148. Barbara Hart says:

    I have yet to receive any type of settlement check. Every website I go to says it no longer exist. HELP!!!!

  149. Saundra Snyder says:

    It is now December 2013 and I still have not received my refund check. I was originally told the check would go out in May 2013. Will the checks be going out this year or in 2014? and if in 2014, approximately when can I expect to receive it? I understand that there have been legal delays but an update could have been placed on the website informing the claim holders of the status of the check disbursements. Please advise when I can expect to receive my refund check. Thank you.

  150. Albert Dennie says:

    The FTC website no longer exist. I submitted my claim online back in April 2013 and every time I called the 800# I get the same message indicating they don’t anticipate checks going out until 2014. So why is the webpage gone??? Who has the dough??? How much interest accrued since April 2013??? Who gets that money??? Somebody is getting rich!!!

  151. Lou Ann says:

    Well its now 2014… when are we going to get our checks?

  152. aundrea johnson says:

    well i just waited 2mins on the phone with one of the Admin.. and i ask her since its 2014 do she kno wat month we will get
    our refund she said it could be this quater are next quater

  153. TAMMY DAVIS says:


  154. maria l ferguson says:

    I completed my mail in form on 02-22-2013, nearly a year ago. Claim # 1370496 When will refund checks be sent?

  155. Cynthia Webster says:

    l fill the form out No one got back in touch with me I would like to know what’s going on

  156. Carolynn Austin says:

    I sent my refund statement in February 2013. When can I expect my refund from this settlement?
    Carolynn J Austin

  157. Kimberly Shamburger says:

    Hi- I sent my form back months ago still have not heard back from them to received my refund that stupid AB- CIRCLE knock me off and I thought I broke my knee it stayed sore for more then a week.I want some answers about my refund.

  158. I had filled out a form and had not received any comment. What is going on with the settlement?

  159. Erin reese says:

    i filed my claim last feb. and have heard nothing and received nothing.
    whyisitthat i can’t get anyanswers ?

  160. stacey says:

    any word on refunds?

  161. Audrey Robinson says:

    I file a claim Feb. 2013. It’s been almost a year, and I haven’t heard anything yet. Just tell us are we going to get our money or not? Will you please just answer the question?

  162. I file my claim February 2013. They told me it would be the beginning of the year, well it’s the beginning of the new year. Any updates ?

  163. Lisandra Garcia says:

    I have moved since filing my claim, how can I change my address? Will we be notified that our check will be sent out or will we just receive the check. When will we expected to receive our check.

  164. Alice Gonzalez says:

    I filed my claim last year and still have not received a check to compensate me on my ABS circle. I did the claim online as well as send back the form.

  165. Chyconda Boaz says:

    Could someone update this website, so people know what’s going on.
    Haven’t heard anything.

  166. Skip says:

    I had not heard anything on this claim. I had almost forgotten about this one until I stumbled across it from another site. Hmmm….I wonder what happened with the refund…

  167. Audrey Robinson says:

    Have anybody heard anything?

  168. Michelle Santana-VanAusdall says:

    I completed a claim sometime last year (online). Like others who have posted comments, I never received any kind of acknowlegement of my claim nor have I received a refund. Is this still ongoing?

  169. Kimberly Shamburger says:

    Hi- I receive a form and fill it out and send it back a long time ago I have not heard anything when will we get our money back??????????

  170. Jennifer Carter says:

    well January is almost over and still have not heard anything or received a refund!!! What the heck is going on with this, it was settled months ago and are the attorneys just keeping the money to grow interest so that they get more! That is almost what it seams like to me seeings how no one has received any refunds yet!!! So can any administration people answer any questions on when the refunds will be sent out?

  171. Jennifer Carter says:

    just called and spoke to someone from the 800# and they informed me that it most likely will be several more months before anyone gets there checks!!!

  172. Vic says:

    I get the feeling that the business hasn’t actually written the check yet, but is having their lawyers delay, delay, delay by continuing to file appeals, etc. It would be nice to know the specifics of what exactly is holding this up.

  173. Carolyn McCreary says:

    I sent my claim form in March of 2013. I have never received any communications for anyone. Beginning to wonder why.

  174. Lori says:

    I filled out the info to get a refund claim last year, and I still have not received my refund!? How long do I have to wait? Thank you!

  175. Susie says:

    The FTC website has put an update. This is what it says,

    “The refund submission period is now closed, and the website is no longer accepting new refund requests.

    The FTC anticipates mailing partial refunds by June 2014. Consumers who have filed claims may contact the refund administrator, Analytics Consulting, LLC at 1-866-402-4752 to update their address, request additional updates not posted on the website, or for the status of their claim.”

  176. Elaine says:

    This was on the FTC website.

    January 2014
    The refund submission period is now closed, and the website is no longer accepting new refund requests.

    The FTC anticipates mailing partial refunds by June 2014. Consumers who have filed claims may contact the refund administrator, Analytics Consulting, LLC at 1-866-402-4752 to update their address, request additional updates not posted on the website, or for the status of their claim.

  177. Erica Warren says:

    I received my notice of refund for the ab circle pro and submitted my claim online 2/24/13. Since I have not heard or received anything else about this case. Where can I go to get an update on the status of the refunds or something to that nature.


  178. Shelley Jacobs says:

    It is now February 2014! Are we still to expect the refund? I filled out the refund claim last March or April. How much longer are we going to have to wait??? Thank you for any information you are able to provide.

  179. shayla says:

    I filled my form out a year and half ago and still haven’t rec’d a response.

    FTC v Fitness Brands, Inc., et al.
    Office of the Claims Administrator
    P.O. Box 2008
    Chanhassen, MN 55317-2008
    Shayla K. Maroney
    —– Forwarded Message —–
    From: “noreply-abcirclepro@bmcgroup.com”
    To: shayk4@yahoo.com
    Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2012 9:14 AM
    Subject: FTC v Fitness Brands, Inc. – Ab Circle Pro Refund

    Thank you for visiting the FTC v Fitness Brands, Inc. Online Claims website. To apply for a refund for your Ab Circle Pro, please use the email address and password below to log into the Returning User section of the log in page of the website.

  180. theresa breland says:

    I filed for a claim a never received anything and here it is Feb 2014.

  181. Kelly says:

    Does anyone know what “partial refund” implies? Is it a percentage of the claim? Or perhaps two or more separate payments? Since it’s likely the only people who will get the entire costs reimbursed are the lawyers ( as usual in things like this ) I hope we don’t get shafted too bad by them. And where does all the potential interest on this lump sum go?

  182. george ordonez says:

    When are checks supposed to be cut is what I want to know please?

  183. Laura says:

    I filed over a year ago and have not heard anything since.

  184. Tressa says:

    It would be nice if someone can notify us of an update on the refund we suppose to receive.

  185. Katie says:

    I filed over 13 months ago. I have heard nothing. No email update, no answers on this site, and most importantly of all, NO REFUND yet! It would be nice to know if we are ever going to receive this.

  186. Katie says:

    Hello everyone. This is the information I found on another site as an update for all of us:
    UPDATE: The FTC posted the following update to their site in January 2014:

    “The refund submission period is now closed, and the website is no longer accepting new refund requests. The FTC anticipates mailing partial refunds by June 2014. Consumers who have filed claims may contact the refund administrator, Analytics Consulting, LLC at 1-866-402-4752 to update their address, request additional updates not posted on the website, or for the status of their claim.”

  187. Benzie says:

    Thanks Katie. I also received a form mailed to me over a year ago. I had previously filed one online as well. To date I have heard nothing back from them.
    Would be nice to get on with this already!

    • Jeannette says:

      hi I purchased this item years ago to have you heard anything or gotten a refund yet I filled out a claim form in the mail I haven’t heard anything

  188. Jeannette says:

    We all paid 200+ for this. I bet we get back 50 or less! mine sits in the basement collecting dust to because the little cross bar that holds the leg pieces together Pops out.

  189. ANTHONY JACKSON says:


  190. Jacca says:

    Thank you Katie for that info.

  191. Janelle says:

    Has anyone received their refund yet?

    Admin- is there any update as to refund check mailing date?

  192. lou says:

    Now they’re saying this summer.

  193. stephanie says:

    When calling 1-866-402-4752 no one answers, When or how did u hear that during the Summer we’d be getting a check? Were all still waiting for our refund check.. Hope it comes. The abcircle pro wasnt any good but was very costly.

  194. TAMMY says:


  195. Jennifer Carter says:

    wondering if there is any up date at this time on the refund that is coming and how much is will be????

    • I found a number on line and called and a lady called me back and told me I should recieve my June 2014. Her name is Arian Parham she is a parallegal with the FTC. Her number is 202-326-2696. You will need to leave a message and she will call me back. She called me like 3 days later

  196. Kristi Wood says:

    I think it would give me some peace of mind if one of you received this refund. So far all the posts about contacting these people results in April,May and now June for refunds. Please post it if any of you receive this long awaited refund.

  197. Shelley says:

    Still waiting for the refund 2 years later. When can we expect to receive this???

  198. Linda Vogt says:

    Has ANYBODY received a REFUND CHECK ? I submitted MY claim way back in AUG 2012 when this first was posted.I’m STILL WAITING for a RESPONSE from ANYONE.

  199. Frank Cece says:

    Never got my refund!!!
    I have actually sent in my claim when it first mailed out about the lawsuit.

    Where is my refund?

    • Angie E. says:

      No one has received their refund yet. It’s not just you. Last update says checks will be mailed in June 2014.

      • Vic says:

        I think the real question is whether or not the funds have been collected from the company. I don’t know how this process works exactly, but I’m sure any company will delay transferring funds until the absolute last minute, when all appeals have been exhausted.

        It would be good to know where this stands and why the delays, else June of 2014 could just as easily turn into June of 2015.

        Admin, can you give us some specifics on the funds and what else has to happen before checks are sent out?


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