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  • Shadowhawk Tactical LLC

    • Upheld
    • Internet (OM 3rd party)
    • 21 December 2016

    Several display ads and the website www.shadowhawkflashlights.com, for Shadowhawk Tactical, seen in September and October 2016 promoted the ShadowHawk X800 Flashlight.

    a. The online display ads included a picture of the ShadowHawk X800 Flashlight and text stated “[Location] Police Urge Residents To Carry ...

  • Avon Tuning Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 14 December 2016

    A website offering the removal of diesel particulate filters, www.avontuning.co.uk, seen on 17 August 2016, stated "First of all we remove the filter from the exhaust system, unlike other companies we do not fit a simple bypass pipe. This would likely lead to an MOT failure due to the DPF visual inspection, which wa...

  • HJ Heinz Foods UK Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 23 November 2016

    A TV ad for Heinz included several scenes that featured children, teenagers and adults using empty or full tins of Baked Beans to drum out the rhythm of a song. Towards the end of the ad, on-screen text stated “Learn the #CanSong”.

  • Universal Music TV

    • Not Upheld
    • Television
    • 23 November 2016

    A TV ad for Universal Music TV, seen on 13 May 2016, promoted a CD titled “Sing Your Heart out 2016” and featured shots of a number of drivers and passengers singing and dancing along to the album. Three drivers were shown to lift their hands from the steering wheel and two drivers were shown to glance at other pass...