BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York woman is suing a global household cleaning supplies manufacturer over claims it falsely and deceptively overestimates its aerosol spray products' capabilities.
Ulyana Shmidt, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class-action lawsuit Dec. 4 in the Eastern District of New York against S.C. Johnson & Son, alleging deceptive and unfair trade practices, breach of express warranties, negligent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment.
S.C. Johnson promotes the odor-eliminating capabilities of Glade-brand aerosol sprays by claiming they "eliminate odors" and provide "up to seven hours of freshness," the complaint states.
The suit states, however, that the defendant's products have little, if any, odor-eliminating capabilities and do not provide seven hours of freshness.
According to the suit, the defendant's false and deceptive claims take advantage of consumers, including Shmidt and others in the class, who prefer products that remove unwanted odors instead of simply mask them.
Shmidt and others in the class seek compensatory, actual, and statutory damages, plus restitution and disgorgement, interests, and attorney fees and costs. They are represented by attorney C.K. Lee of Lee Litigation Group in New York City.
Eastern District of New York Case number 1:15-CV-06898-ERK-RML