The name of the brand is Thayers Natural Remedies. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that most of its “natural” products actually contain “synthetic and abrasive chemical ingredients.” The defendant is the Henry Thayer Company.
The Nationwide Class is all persons who bought the Thayers Natural Remedies products in the US within the statute of limitations. A Pennsylvania Class has also been defined for those who bought the products in Pennsylvania.
According to the complaint, the Thayers Natural Remedies brand “created and continues to maintain a ‘natural’ myth that is displayed prominently on all of its Products’ labels as well as throughout its website and social media accounts…”
For an example, it quotes the website as saying, “A legacy brand, Thayers natural elixirs have been a fixture in medicine cabinets for generations—for 170 years to be exact. Through a long-standing commitment to creating pure, effective, cruelty-free products of the highest natural quality, we have built a loyal consumer base.”
Also, the complaint also alleges that “for a period of time, [the company] failed to properly disclose all of the synthetic ingredients present in its Products.”
The following synthetics are just a few of those the complaint alleges are in the products:
Phenoxyethanol: “a synthetic substance associated with depressing the central nervous system, vomiting, and diarrhea.”
Potassium Sorbate: a synthetic preservative. “It causes chromosomal aberrations in cells, which can trigger the development of cancer.”
Polysorbate-20: “a synthetic emulsifier and/or surface-active agent.”
Sodium Benzoate: another synthetic preservative that “has been shown to cause DNA damage and chromosomal aberrations.”
The complaint alleges that certain products are claimed to be “safe for babies and children” when they are not, and that the company promotes its products as safe for pregnant women.
Finally, the complaint says that the company “deceptively markets a segment of its products, the dry mouth sprays, as ‘Preservative-Free’ when the products actually contain multiple preservatives which could create potentially dangerous outcomes for customers.”
The products at issue include the following: