Johnson & Johnson sued over effectiveness of bedtime baby products

By Shaun Zinck | Jul 30, 2015

Johnson & Johnson is being sued in federal court over its Bedtime Products claiming they don't help babies sleep better as advertised.   Shutterstock

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A popular maker of baby products is being sued over claims that its lotions and bath wash made for babies doesn't help them sleep better even though they are advertised to do so.

Jacqueline Real filed the lawsuit July 2 in U.S. District Court in California against Johnson & Johnson, accusing the company of misleading consumers over the effectiveness of its Bedtime Bath and Bedtime Lotion.

Johnson & Johnson reports that the products are “clinically proven to help baby sleep better,” the lawsuit said.

“Since the introduction of the Bedtime Products in 2000, (Johnson and Johnson’s) nationwide advertising campaign for the Bedtime Products has been extensive, and defendant has spent a significant amount of money to convey its deceptive messages to consumers throughout the United States and other parts of the world,” the lawsuit said.

“(Johnson and Johnson) knew...at the time it began selling the products, that there are no studies showing that the Bedtime Products are clinically proven to provide any results, and defendant has no basis to make the claims about its products.”

The lawsuit said the company sold the bedtime products for at least a $1 premium over other baby washes and lotions.

The lawsuit seeks class status for those who purchased the bedtime products. The plaintiff is also seeking damages in excess of $5 million plus court costs.

Real is represented by Valerie L. Chang of Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP of Los Angeles; James C. Shah of the same law firm in Media, Pa.; and Jayne A. Goldstein of Pomerantz LLP in Weston, Fla.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:15-cv-05025.

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