Consumer sues Johnson & Johnson, alleging baby bedtime products don't help with sleep

By Shaun Zinck | Aug 20, 2015

Johnson & Johnson is facing a class action lawsuit over claims its baby products don’t perform as advertised.   Shutterstock

CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - A consumer has filed a class action suit against Johnson & Johnson, alleging its baby products don’t perform as advertised.

Jillian Gallagher, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, filed the lawsuit Aug. 12 in U.S. District Court of the District of New Jersey against Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

Specifically, the lawsuit targets Johnson & Johnson’s Bedtime Products, which report to be “clinically proven to help baby sleep better.” The lawsuit alleges the back of the bottles say 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 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 Bedtime Products compared to its other baby washes and lotions, the suit says. Since the claims were allegedly false, customers paid a premium price for the product even though there was no additional benefit, the lawsuit said.

Gallagher seeks class status for those who purchased the baby products, plus an unspecified amount in damages and court costs. She is represented by attorneys John W. Trimble and Katrina M. Geary of Trimble & Armano in Turnersville.

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

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