LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Two California consumers allege a produce saver product does not keep food fresh longer as advertised.
Dynita Zearfoss and Tracy Swan filed a complaint on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated on July 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against the Rubbermaid Inc. and Newell Brands Inc. alleging violation of California's Consumer Legal Remedies Act and False Advertising Law.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege they purchased the defendants' FreshWorks Produce Saver products, which are labeled as being able to keep produce fresh up to 80 percent longer than store packaging. However, they allege the products did not keep their produce fresh longer as advertised.
The plaintiffs hold Rubbermaid Inc. and Newell Brands Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly provide products that did not have the quality, effectiveness or value as advertised.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment determining that this action is a proper class action, awarding compensatory and punitive damages, injunctive relief, restitution and/or disgorgement, costs and expenses, counsel fees and expert fees and such other and further relief as the court may deem just and proper. They are represented by Robert L. Starr and Manny Starr of Frontier Law Center in Calabasas, California.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-06392-AB-AS