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Vicks VapoCool Honey Lemon Chill Cough Drops

Vicks VapoCool “Honey Lemon Chill” Lozenge Labeling Class Action

The Proctor & Gamble Company makes lozenges to soothe the throat under the Vicks VapoCool brand. One type that it promotes for “severe” conditions is called Honey Lemon Chill, but the complaint for this class action alleges the product is falsely advertised and labeled, because it does not contain any lemon, among other things.  Read more

Consumer
Does Not Contain Implied Ingredients, Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising
Kroger Sparkling Water Beverage

Kroger Sparkling Water Drinks Contain Malic Acid Class Action

The Kroger Company makes a number of house-branded sparkling-water drinks in fruit flavors that purport to be “Naturally Flavored.” However, the complaint for this class action alleges that they contain an artificial ingredient, dl-malic acid, that contributes to the flavor and that is not natural.  Read more

Consumer
Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising, All Natural Claims
Coppertone Pure & Simple Suntan Lotion

Coppertone “Pure & Simple” Suntan Lotion Ingredients Class Action

Coppertone Pure & Simple suntan lotion is made by Beiersdorf, Inc. and is promoted with words suggesting natural ingredients. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the product contains many ingredients that “are neither pure nor simple, because they are made by mixing with other substances and materials and significantly modified from their  Read more

Consumer
Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising, "Pure" Product Contains Other Substances
The Laundress Products

The Laundress Products Contain Harmful Bacteria Class Action

Unilever United States, Inc. offers a line of products under the brand name The Laundress that are supposed to be “non-toxic” and “better for you” than, for example, dry cleaning with its use of chemicals. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that the entire line of Laundress products contains a bacterium called Pseudomonas,  Read more

Consumer
Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising, Contamination During Preparation or Use, Contaminated with Harmful Substances, Bacteria
Velveeta Mac and Cheese

Velveeta Mac and Cheese “Ready in 3 ½ Minutes” Claim Class Action

One product offered by the Kraft Heinz Foods Company is Velveeta-brand single-serve cups of macaroni and cheese. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the packaging is misleadingly labeled because it claims each mac and cheese cup will be ready in three and a half minutes.  Read more

Consumer
Preparation or Use Time, Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising
Near East Rice Pilaf

Near East Rice Pilaf Excessive Slack Fill in Box Class Action

Early on, the complaint for this class action alleges, “The average consumer spends 13 seconds making an in-store purchasing decision.” At issue is Golden Grain Company’s Near East brand Rice Pilaf Original Mix, which the complaint alleges is only 33% filled with rice pilaf, with 66% empty space.  Read more

Consumer
Excessive Slack Fill, Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising
WaterWipes Baby Wipes

WaterWipes “100% Biodegradable” Claims New York Class Action

WaterWipes (USA), Inc. makes baby and adult wipes that it advertises as being “100% Biodegradable Wipes.” But the complaint for this class action alleges that this claim is false, because the non-flushable wipes are usually disposed of in landfills or incinerators, which do not have the conditions to allow these wipes to degrade within a  Read more

Consumer
Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising, Biodegradable
CareOne Lidocaine Patches

CareOne Lidocaine Patches Poor Adhesion, Incomplete Pain Relief Class Action

The subject of this class action is CareOne lidocaine pain-relief patches made by the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC. The complaint alleges that they do not provide the long relief they advertise because they do not adhere to the body well enough, and that they do not in fact offer the maximum dose of  Read more

Consumer
Maximum Strength Claims, Item Does Not Do What It Is Advertised to Do, Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising
Dark & Lovely Relaxer Triple Nourished Silkening Relaxer

Dark & Lovely Relaxers and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Class Action

The subject of this class action is hair straighteners or relaxers offered by L’Oreal USA, Inc., L’Oreal USA Products, Inc., and Softsheen-Carson, Inc. under different brand names, including Dark & Lovely. The complaint alleges that the products are contaminated with endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), such as phthalates, that can have negative effects on women’s health.  Read more

Consumer
Strict Product Liability—Failure to Warn, Strict Product Liability—Defective Design, Deceptive Labels, Contamination During Preparation or Use, Contaminated with Harmful Substances, Cancer Risk
ORS Olive OIl Hair Relaxer

ORS Straighteners and Relaxers and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Class Action

This class action takes issue with hair straighteners or relaxers, including under the brand name ORS Olive Oil, from Dabur International, Ltd., which does business as Dabur USA, Inc. and Namaste Laboratories, LLC. The complaint alleges that the products contain endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that can increase women’s risks of certain health problems. These EDCs  Read more

Consumer
Strict Product Liability—Manufacturing Defect, Strict Product Liability—Failure to Warn, Deceptive Labels, Contamination During Preparation or Use, Contaminated with Harmful Substances, Cancer Risk