Chantix Anti-Smoking Drug Contaminated with Nitrosamine Class Action

Pfizer, Inc. makes Chantix, an anti-smoking drug that contains an ingredient known as varenicline. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that the drug also contains “dangerously high levels of N-nitroso-varenicline, a carcinogenic impurity.” Although the drug has been recalled, the complaint alleges, Pfizer should have known about the impurity earlier, because of earlier  Read more

Chantix Box by Cigarette and Ashtray

Gerber Baby Foods Concerning Levels of Toxic Heavy Metals Class Action

The complaint for this class action quotes a Congressional Subcommittee report to assert that “baby food manufacturers and federal regulators have broken the faith” with parents who believe that baby foods are safe for their infants and small children. This class action brings suit against Gerber Products Company, alleging that Gerber’s baby foods contain concerning  Read more

The Gerber Baby

Pfizer’s Stop-Smoking Drugs Recalled for Contamination Class Action

Pfizer, Inc. makes Chantix, its brand-name drug that contains varenicline and helps people to stop smoking. The market for this varenicline-containing drug (VCD) is robust, but the complaint alleges that the VCDs in Chantix are “adulterated, misbranded, and unapproved” because they have been contaminated with the probable human carcinogen n-nitroso-varenicline and possibly with other potential  Read more

Box of Chantix

Neutrogena Sunscreen Products Contain Benzene Class Action

The introduction to the complaint for this class action suggests that its origin lies in the diagnosis of mother of two, Elizabeth Bodle, with acute my[e]loid leukemia: “As she is in her early fifties and healthy, [Bodle] and her spouse became suspicious as to why she was the unfortunately victim of such a deadly disease.”  Read more

Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Spray

Gerber Baby Foods Contain Significant Levels of Heavy Metals Class Action

This class action alleges that Gerber Products Company offers baby foods that contain heavy metals. The complaint cites a February 4, 2021 report issued by a House of Representatives Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, Committee on Oversight and Reform that reported that baby foods from some of the largest US manufacturers are “tainted with  Read more

The Gerber Baby

Firefighting Foam Peshtigo, Wisconsin Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action against Tyco Fire Products, LP, Chemguard, Inc., and ChemDesign Products, Inc. by residents of the town of Pestigo, Wisconsin. The complaint alleged that the companies are responsible for releases of perfluorinated chemicals (PFAS), including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), into groundwater at the Fire Technology Center or  Read more

Peshtigo, Wisconsin

J&J, Neutrogena Sunscreen Products Benzene Content Class Action

Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. and Neutrogena Corp. make sunscreens, among other things—products that are meant to be applied to the skin. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the sunscreens are adulterated with benzene, “render[ing] them adulterated and misbranded” as well as “illegal to sell under federal law…”  Read more

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen Spray

Walmart Sells Talcum Powder Containing Asbestos New York Class Action

Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, a talcum powder, has been the subject of thousands of cases against J&J, alleging it causes cancer. The complaint alleges, “Due to the overwhelming number of cancer claims and lost legal battles, J&J stopped selling the Product in the United States and Canada in May 2020.” But Walmart, Inc., the  Read more

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Products

HappyFamily, HappyBaby Foods Heavy Metal Content Montana Class Action

Nurture, Inc. makes HappyFamily Organics, a line of baby food and other food products. The complaint for this class action alleges that these foods contain “high levels of arsenic, mercury, lead, cadmium, and perchlorate—all of which are known to pose significant health risks to humans, particularly infants.” To support this, it refers to a report  Read more

Happy Baby Baby Foods

Pfizer Chantix Stop-Smoking Drug Contains Impurity Class Action

Chantix, a drug made by Pfizer, Inc., is designed to help people stop smoking. Its active ingredient is varenicline. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Chantix contains dangerously high levels of N-nitroso-varenicline, an impurity which is a carcinogen.  Read more

Box of Chantix