SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A San Francisco consumer has filed a class action lawsuit over allegations that a spice product contained high levels of lead.

Pamela Caudle filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Dec. 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Gel Spice Co. Inc., Big Lots Stores Inc., Grocery Outlet Inc. and Does 1-10 citing the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Gel Spice sold turmeric that contained high amounts of lead, which was distributed through Big Lots and Grocery Outlet stores.

The plaintiff holds Gel Spice Co. Inc., Big Lots Stores Inc., Grocery Outlet Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants represented that the products were of merchantable quality and safe to consume.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual, general, special, incidental, statutory, punitive, and consequential damages; restitution; interest; order to recall all of their turmeric product that contain lead; court costs and any further relief the court grants. She is represented by Paul J. Hanly Jr., Deborah Rosenthal and Mitchell M. Breit of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC in San Francisco and Gregory F. Coleman of Greg Coleman Law PC in Knoxville, Tennessee.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 4:16-cv-07146-JSW

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