Walmart “Maximum Strength” Lidocaine Products Class Action

Walmart, Inc. offers pain relief products under its Equate brand, including Equate Maximum Strength Lidocaine Pain Relieving Patch and Equate Maximum Strength Pain Relief Cream. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the products do not in fact offer the maximum strength of lidocaine available in over-the-counter products.  Read more

Equate Maximum Strength Lidocaine Pain Relieving Patch

Coppertone Mineral-Based Sunscreen Settlement

Bayer HealthCare, LLC and Beiersdorf, Inc. are settling a class action alleging that they falsely advertised, marketed, and labeled Coppertone sunscreen products as being “Mineral-Based” even though the products contained chemical active ingredients. The complaint alleged that the claims that the sunscreens were mineral based were false, misleading, and deceptive and violated state consumer protection  Read more

Bottle of Coppertone Pure & Simple Mineral Based Sunscreen

Hormel Black Label Center Cut Bacon “25% Less Fat” California Class Action

This complaint brings suit against Hormel Food Sales, LLC and Hormel Foods, LLC, about the nutritional claim it makes for its Hormel Black Label Center Cut Bacon. The company advertises the Center Cut Bacon as having 25% less fat than its “regular” bacon. The complaint alleges that this is not true and that the primary  Read more

Hormel Black Label Center Cut Bacon

Aspercreme Lidocaine Patches Misleading Claims Illinois Class Action

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the claims that drug companies are permitted to make for over-the-counter products. The complaint for this class action alleges that Sanofi US Corporation makes excessive claims on the packaging and labeling of its Aspercreme external analgesic patches, which use the active ingredient lidocaine at a concentration of 4%.  Read more

Aspercreme Lidocaine Patches

Crest, Oral-B “Gum & Enamel Repair” Toothpaste Missouri Class Action

The Proctor & Gamble Company (P&G) owns both the Crest and Oral-B brands. Each brand offers a Gum & Enamel Repair toothpaste. The complaint alleges that the labeling of these products are false and misleading, because, it says, “while toothpaste may help control, reduce, or prevent gingivitis, it cannot repair gums[.]” The complaint claims that  Read more

Crest Gum & Enamel Repair Toothpaste

Candles and Foggers Pest Control Settlement

United Industries Corporation is settling a class action alleging that it deceptively presented the effectiveness of certain of its pest control products, including citronella candles and total release foggers.  Read more

Repel Citronella Candle

Simple Green “Non-Toxic” Cleaning Products Settlement

Sunshine Makers, Inc. is spending more than $4 million to settle two class actions concerning cleaning products it represented as being “non-toxic.” The complaints alleged that the company violated consumer protection laws because the products presented risks of harm to people, animals, and the environment.  Read more

Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner

Post Foods Cereal Claims Settlement

Post Foods, LLC is settling a class action alleging that it violated labeling laws with some of its breakfast cereal labels by making claims that made the products seem healthy. The complaint alleged the cereals were in fact not healthy because they contained added sugar.  Read more

Post Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal

Dove Deep Moisture Bodywash Microbiome and “Natural” Claims Illinois Class Action

Unilever United States, Inc. touts its Dove brand Deep Moisture Bodywash as containing “skin-natural nourishers” and being “microbiome gentle,” among other things. But does it really do anything for the skin’s microbiome? The complaint for this class action says it does not, and that it also cannot be called “natural.”  Read more

Bottle of Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash

Tom’s of Maine Charcoal Toothpastes Misleading Claims Class Action

Tom’s of Maine, Inc. originated as a brand of supposedly “natural” personal care products, such as toothpaste, soap, and deodorant. The complaint for this class action brings suit against the company for deceptive marketing and misleading claims and omissions, in connection with the sale of toothpastes with activated charcoal.  Read more

Tom's of Maine Charcoal Toothpaste