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Amazon customer files lawsuit after products he purchased from third-party sellers were recalled

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By Carrie Bradon | Sep 12, 2019

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CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — An Illinois man is suing Amazon over allegations that he was sold products that were recalled due to Amazon's lack of quality control practices.

Ryan Edmundson, individually and on behalf of others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Aug. 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division against Amazon.com Inc. alleging violation of the Illinois Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act and the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

"Amazon has consistently abused its market power to sell thousands of banned, unsafe, mislabeled and/or recalled products to the unknowing consumer public," the suit states.

The plaintiff alleges he purchased a numbing cream from a third-party seller from Amazon and it was recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Nov. 1, 2018. The plaintiff alleges he also purchased a Gillette Simply Venus 3 Blade Disposable Razors from a third-party seller that were recalled on June 27 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant violated the Illinois Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act by selling recalled products and that he and the class were damaged by the sale of recalled products.

The plaintiff is seeking trial by jury, attorney' fees, and just relief. The plaintiff is represented by Heather L. Blaise of Blaise & Nitschke PC in Chicago.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division case number 1:19-CV-05835

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