Publication Archive: Product Liability

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Smucker’s Hit With Dog Food Class Action Lawsuit

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The J.M. Smucker Company and its Big Hearts Pet Brands subsidiary have been hit with a proposed consumers class action lawsuit alleging that some of their dog food contains a drug commonly used to euthanize animals and pets in violation of state and federal laws. The complaint said the company had violated the U.S. Food,…Read the article

Kibbles ‘n Bits Allegedly Contains Euthanizing Substance

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New York consumer claims that the manufacturers of Kibbles ‘n Bits dog food failed to disclose the food allegedly contains a substance “largely used to euthanize animals.” According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges the defendants’ Kibbles ‘n Bits dog food contains pentobarbital, “a barbiturate drug used as a sedative and anesthetic for animals. Pentobarbital…Read the article

Smuckers Subsidiary Sued Over Drug in Dog Food

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A New York dog owner filed a putative class action in federal court on Friday against the Smucker’s-owned company that make Kibbles ‘n Bits dog food, claiming the food was falsely touted as safe even though it was contaminated with a drug used to euthanize animals. In her complaint, Rosmarie Schirripa said despite statements from…Read the article

Law360 Reports on False Banana Boat SPF Advertising Claims

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The consolidated, putative class action claims that Edgewell Personal Care Co., Playtex Products LLC and Sun Pharmaceutical LLC, which jointly manufacture the sunscreen, knowingly claimed on their labels that the sunscreen offered more sun protection than it actually does.Read the article
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