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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

Walgreens Pain Reliever Fast-Release Quick Gels Claims Class Action

Do fast-release or rapid-release pharmaceuticals really work faster than regular ones? In the case of certain Walgreens pain relief medicines, the complaint for this class action alleges that they do no. The products in question are Well at Walgreens brand Extra Strength Pain Reliever Fast-Release Quick Gels and Extra Strength Pain Reliever PM Fast-Release Quick  Read more

Walgreens Fast-Release Pain Reliever

Chobani “45% Less Sugar” Yogurt Claims Class Action

Consumers these days often want to consume less sugar, but how are food and drink manufacturers permitted to indicate that their products contain “less” sugar? Chobani, LLC sells Less Sugar Greek Yogurt products that have “45% Less Sugar Than Other Yogurts” (with an asterisk following this claim). The complaint for this class action alleges that  Read more

Container of Strawberry Less Sugar Greek Yogurt

California Baby Natural Bug Repellent Mosquito Bites Class Action

This class action makes a rather simple claim, simply presented: The complaint says that the product does not work. The product is California Baby Natural Bug Blend Bug Repellent, made by California Natural Living, Inc., and it is presumably designed to keep mosquitoes from biting babies.  Read more

Arm-in-Cage Photo from Complaint of Mosquitoes Landing on Skin