Neutrogena and Aveeno Sunscreens Benzene Content Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. (JJCI) is settling multiple class actions that have been combined in a single multi-district litigation. The complaint alleged that certain lots of Neutrogena and Aveeno sunscreens were found to be contaminated with the chemical benzene, and that consumers were not warned of this. Although both aerosol and non-aerosol products are listed in the Notice, the Claim Form appears to pertain only to non-aerosol lotion products.

Docket Number:

MDL Case No. 3015

Company: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

Filing Deadline: July 7, 2022

Class Period: May 26, 2015 to April 8, 2022

Objection Deadline: July 7, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: July 7, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: August 12, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

The claim form does not ask for proof.


You may be eligible if you are in the US and you bought one or more of the products below, between May 26, 2015 and April 8, 2022.
- Neutrogena® Ultra Sheer® Dry-Touch Water Resistant Sunscreen Lotion
- Neutrogena® Sheer Zinc™ Dry-Touch Face Sunscreen Lotion
- Aveeno® Baby Continuous Protection® Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Lotion.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Vouchers worth $10.58 per product, up to a maximum of two products per household. Vouchers are transferrable and expire no less than twelve months after issue. Final amounts may be less, depending on the number of valid claims received.

Total Settlement Amount: $1,750,000 in vouchers, plus settlements and attorneys’ fees and costs.

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC
Bradley/Grombacher LLP

Claim Form: Neutrogena and Aveeno Sunscreens Benzene Content Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In Re: Johnson & Johnson Sunscreen Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation

Settlement Website: Neutrogena and Aveeno Sunscreens Benzene Content Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Rust Consulting, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

JJCI Settlement Administrator
c/o Rust Consulting, Inc. – 7536
PO Box 2599
Faribault MN 55021-9599

Tags: Contaminated with Harmful Substances, Contamination During Preparation or Use, Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Labels