Consumer claims CVS sunscreen has SPF of 26, not 100-plus as advertised

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 22, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles consumer alleges a pharmacy's brand of sunscreen has an inaccurate and inflated sun protection factor (SPF).

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles consumer alleges a pharmacy's brand of sunscreen has an inaccurate and inflated sun protection factor (SPF).

Alexander Forouzesh, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on May 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against CVS Pharmacy Inc. and Does 1-25 alleging violation of the Unfair Competition Law, False Advertising Law and Consumers Legal Remedy Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in November 2016, he purchased defendants' CVS Sport 100+ Spray product in reliance on defendants' ultraviolet B (UVB) protection claims. He alleges the product has a SPF of 26, not 100-plus as stated on the label.

The plaintiff holds CVS Pharmacy Inc. and Does 1-25 responsible because he alleges he lost money as a result of the defendants' claims because he did not receive a product that provides superior UVB protection compared to similar products.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunctive relief, award attorney's fees, costs, and provide such further relief as may be just and proper. He is represented by Justin Farahi and Raymond M. Collins of Farahi Law Firm PC in Torrance, California.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-04090-ODW-AFM

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