Despite its message of warmth and non-judgment at the expense of all sartorial pride, it turns out the Snuggie is secretly evil: Bloomberg Business reports that its company, Allstar Marketing Group, has been hiding extra fees in its "buy one, get one free" deals and misleading buyers into paying more than they'd originally agreed to.
What's more, customers would end up receiving other products sold by Allstar they didn't even intend to order, resulting in scenarios where people were left with six—six—Perfect Brownie Pans.
The company has since reached an $8 million settlement with both New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, though Schneiderman's Twitter account reveals that, like a spurned lover, the AG is still far from over it:
Allstar's deceptive ordering process tricked consumers into buying far more #Snuggies than they intended, without any chance to amend order.— Eric Schneiderman (@AGSchneiderman) March 5, 2015
Think you were overcharged for your #Snuggie? Allstar also owes $7.5M in refunds. Call my office at 800-771-7755 to see if you're eligible.— Eric Schneiderman (@AGSchneiderman) March 5, 2015