$5M Settlement reached in J&J Bed and Bath Consumer Fraud Class Action Lawsuit

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Santa Clara, CA: Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is seeking final approval of a $5 million settlement of a consumer fraud class action lawsuit pending against it for alleged false advertising of certain bed and bath products.

If approved, the settlement would end nearly five years of litigation. The original lawsuit was filed by a mother in Illinois in July 2015, and combined with other similar suits, which claimed Johnson & Johnson had violated Illinois' Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act by labeling and advertising its bedtime bath products as "clinically proven" to help babies sleep better, even though the products had not been shown to have that effect. The class covers consumers who purchased J&J bedtime products for home use within the United States or any U.S. territories from July 1, 2010, through August 31, 2016.

The agreement received preliminary approval in August 2016. According to the terms, J&J would pay $5 million and revise the language on its packaging of its bedtime bath products.

The case is Leiner v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., case number 1:15-cv-05876, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Illinois.

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Reader Comments

Posted by
Becky Junkins Mullinax
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I have purchased this product over the last three years for my young grandchildren.

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R. Newman
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I would like to be included in this. These products do not do what they advertise

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Evalorie Simmons
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I have spent so much money on J&J products trusting the what the products would do what they advertised to do I wish to be added to this lawsuit.

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Jaime peale
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None

Posted by
Connie young
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I am so sick of these company putting out bad product, then telling us about it later after we have spent hundreds of dollars then give us back $5.00 and the big time lawyers get the rest????

Posted by
reshma ullah
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i am a single mother of two children. I have purchased many bottles of J&j . for last seven years I am using it.

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Erica Soltero
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I purchased with J&J also with the "clinically proven" for my baby to sleep all night.

Posted by
colleen snider
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I have purchased many bottles of the night(lavender)for myself and my children and grandchild

Posted by
Carrie Brown
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We brough this product not knowing for years bow do we vet our money

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cynthia hoffman
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I bought the line of J&J bedtime products for grandchildren very disappointed in J&J the products I have trusted for many years

Posted by
Barbara Turner
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I have purchased Johnson & Johnson products within the last 2 years for my granddaughter. I feel as though I am entitled to be included in this lawsuit.

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