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Full Spectrum St. John’s Wort Extract Misbranding Class Action

What’s the difference between a supplement and a drug? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers substances that are “intended for use in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease” to be drugs, which the FDA must review and approve before they can be introduced into interstate commerce. The complaint for this class action  Read more

St. John's Wort Plant

Dr. Tobias Omega 3 Fish Oil Processing Class Action

Dr. Tobias Omega 3 Fish Oil Triple Strength is a dietary supplement made by Mimi’s Rock Corporation (MRC). The complaint for this class action alleges that the company engages in deceptive advertising of the fish oil, because it has undergone a chemical process that turns it into something that is no longer fish oil and  Read more

Dr. Tobias Omega 3 Fish Oil Triple Strength

Hefty Recycling Bags Not Recyclable California Class Action

What do consumers expect of a trash bag that’s marketed as a recycling bag? The complaint for this class action alleges that reasonable consumers will expect such bags to be recyclable. However, Hefty Recycling Bags (offered by Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc. and Reynolds Consumer Products, LLC) are not recyclable. The complaint claims that statements made  Read more

Box of Hefty Recyling Bags

TGI Fridays Onion Rings Snacks No Pieces of Real Onion Class Action

At issue in this class action are TGI Fridays brand Onion Rings Snacks, a product of Inventure Foods, Inc. The complaint alleges that the products are falsely labeled, in that “consumers will get the false impression the Product contains onions as an ingredient in an appreciable, non de minimis amount.” According to the complaint, the  Read more

Bag of TGI Fridays Onion Rings

Formaldehyde in Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Hair and Body Moisturizer Class Action

John Paul Mitchell Systems makes a Tea Tree Hair and Body Moisturizer under the Paul Mitchell brand. The complaint for this class action quotes the company’s website as saying that it uses “the highest-quality ingredients and the latest technologies.” But the complaint alleges that the Tea Tree product at issue contains a chemical called DMDM  Read more

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Hair and Body Moisturizer

Target Up&Up Hand Sanitizer “99.99% of Germs” Claim Illinois Class Action

Target Corporation makes an alcohol-based hand sanitizer under its up&up brand. The hand sanitizer, like many such products, has a promise printed on its label: “kills 99.99% of germs*[.]” Is it really so thorough? The complaint for this class action alleges that this claim is false and misleading, “because alcohol-based hand sanitizers, such as the  Read more

Pumping Hand Sanitizer onto Hand

Dollar General Infants’ Acetaminophen Settlement

Dollar General Corporation, Dolgencorp, LLC, and DG Retail, LLC are paying $1.8 million to settle a class action regarding its infants’ acetaminophen pain reliever and fever reducer. The complaint alleged that the companies used deceptive and misleading tactics to market the product under its DGTM Health label, including DG Health Infants’ Pain & Fever Acetaminophen—DGTM.  Read more

DG Health Infants' Acetaminophen Product

Kraft Mac & Cheese Phthalates Content Massachusetts Class Action

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese products are childhood comfort food for many people, but the complaint for this class action alleges that the products contain chemical substances called ortho-phthalates, or just phthalates. The complaint claims that Kraft Heinz Foods Company, the maker, “has been aware that its Products contain phthalates” for years now, “but [it] has  Read more

Box of Kraft Mac & Cheese

Burt’s Bees “99.7% Natural” Pet Shampoos and Conditioners New York Class Action

Consumers nowadays prefer natural products, for their pets as well as for themselves, and Burt’s Bees, Inc. has responded by creating dog shampoos and conditioners that it advertises as being “99.7% Natural.” But the complaint for this class action alleges that this is deceptive because the products are actually “highly synthetic.”  Read more

A Burt's Bees Product Label

Coffee Mate Natural Bliss “Natural Vanilla” Creamer California Class Action

Nestlé USA, Inc. makes foods and drinks, including a Coffee Mate Natural Bliss dairy creamer that claims to be “natural” and flavored primarily or exclusively with natural vanilla. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the creamer’s representations of “natural” and “vanilla” are false and misleading.  Read more

Natural Bliss Natural Vanilla Creamer