Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, other AG's, target Urban Outfitters 'Prescription Line'
Attorney General wants merchandise pulled
1:13 PM, May 23, 2013
1:39 PM, May 23, 2013
TAMPA - A call to action from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. She, along with dozens of other Attorneys General, are urging the popular clothing company, Urban Outfitters, to stop selling items from its controversial "Prescription Line."
It's a line of merchandise which includes shot glasses, coasters, and other items that resemble prescription pill bottles and prescription physician pads.
"It's in poor taste to sell shot glasses in the shape of prescription pill bottles," said Attorney General Bondi in a phone interview with ABC Action News Thursday. "It just sends a bad message."
Since being sworn in in 2011, Bondi has had strong words for those who help in the abuse of prescription drugs in Florida. According to her, the addition of these products on the shelves at Urban Outfitters is just unacceptable.
"We're asking them to be good corporate partners and just stop selling this junk, because our kids shop in Urban Outfitters and we just want to stop this from happening. We are calling on Urban Outfitters to forgo a few sales and help us save a lot of lives," said Bondi.
22 other Attorneys General agree with her. In the letter sent Wednesday that each has signed, they contend, "These products are not in any way fun or humorous, but make light of a rampant problem."
Also in the letter sent to Urban Outfitters, the Attorneys General say, "By putting these highly recognizable labels on your products, you are undermining our efforts. These products demean the thousands of deaths that occur each month in the United States from accidental overdoses."
ABC Action News has reached out to Urban Outfitters for comment via phone and email. They have yet to respond.