Johnson & Johnson sued over effectiveness claims of bedtime baby products

Shaun Zinck Aug. 20, 2015, 12:43pm


CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - Johnson & Johnson is facing a class action lawsuit over claims its baby products don’t perform as advertised.

Jillian Gallagher filed the lawsuit in New Jersey Superior Court, targeting Johnson & Johnson’s Bedtime products, which allege to be “clinically proven to help baby sleep better.”

The lawsuit also claims on the back of the bottles that a nighttime routine of a warm bath and gentle massage using the company’s products, along with quiet activities, will help babies sleep better.

However, Gallagher said in the lawsuit that no studies show that the Bedtime products help babies sleep better, and Johnson & Johnson “has no basis to make the claims about its products.”

Furthermore, the company charges at least $1 more for the Bedtime products compared to its other baby washes and lotions. Since the claims were allegedly false, customers paid a premium price for the product even though there was no additional benefit, the lawsuit said.

The lawsuit seeks class status for those who purchased the baby products. The suit is also seeking $5 million in damages plus court costs.

Gallagher is represented by John W. Trimble and Katrina M. Geary of Trimble & Armano in Turnersville, N.J.; James C. Shah and Natalie Finkelman Bennett of Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller and Shah of Collingswood, N.J.; and Jayne A. Goldstein of Pomerantz of Weston, Fla.

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jesey case number 1:15-cv-06163.

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