Contaminated with Harmful Substances
If too many samples of a certain drug are found to be contaminated, shouldn’t sales of the drug be suspended until the contamination problem has been resolved? The complaint for this class action alleges that Sanofi-Aventis US, LLC, Sanofi US Services, Inc. and Chattem, Inc. have faield to pull their drug Zantac off the market, even though it is a brand-name version of the contaminated drug.
This class action concerns water and companies that supply it—American Water Works Company, Inc., Pennsylvania-American Water Company, and New Jersey American Water. The complaint says that, first, the companies do not disclose all the contaminants present in the water they supply. Second, it says that the plaintiff’s house was flooded with water and sediment from a negligent pipe flushing.
According to the complaint for this class action, Johnson & Johnson, Inc., Valeant Pharmaceuticals, LLC, and Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. have claimed for years that their talcum products don’t contain any asbestos or asbestiform fibers. The complaint alleges that this is false, and brings suit under California laws, including its Proposition 65, which says that “businesses must provide persons with a ‘clear and reasonable warning’ before exposing individuals to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer.”
Claire’s stores are familiar to many as brightly-colored, product-stuffed mall stores designed to appeal to young women, teens, tweens, and even kids. The complaint for this class action outlines a very adult problem, however, alleging that some of Claire’s cosmetics have been found to contain asbestos.
Milo’s Kitchen, Big Heart Pet Brands, and JM Smucker are settling a Missouri class action concerning Milo's Kitchen Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers dog treats. The complaint alleged that Milo’s advertised the products as being “wholesome” and “quality” products, when in reality they were made with substandard ingredients and contained possibly harmful contaminants.
This settlement resolves a class action against the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, the Scotts Company, LLC, and Scotts’ CEO. The complaint alleged that Scotts applied the pesticides Storcide II and Actellic 5E to the Morning Song Bird Food products and that the sale of those products violated federal or state laws.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition makes a great deal of its scientific foundations and safety standards, and it charges more for its pet foods. But the complaint for this class action alleges that certain products contained excessive amounts of vitamin D that sickened or killed a number of dogs. The complaint alleges breaches of warranties, among other things.
Humans may take vitamin D supplements, but too much vitamin D can kill a dog. The complaint for this class action alleges that Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. allowed toxic levels of vitamin D in its dog food, sickening and even causing the death of dogs that ate it.
Valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. A number of drug makers offer generic versions of the drug, but the complaint for this class action alleges that some recent lots have been contaminated. It brings suit against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Major Pharmaceuticals, Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (ZHP), Huahai U.S., Inc., and Rite Aid Corporation.
Many companies nowadays are pushing the health benefits of their products, knowing that consumers care about such things. But the complaint for this class action takes particular issue with General Mills, because some of its products were found to contain glyphosate, a popular weed killer used on grains and other food crops, in a study by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG).