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At A Glance
This Alert Affects:
Anyone who purchased the Capri Sun Strawberry Kiwi juice drink.
What’s Going On?
A class action lawsuit has been filed alleging that the Strawberry Kiwi Capri Sun juice drink – which is supposedly made with “all natural ingredients” – contains toxic chemicals known as PFAS. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now looking for more people to come forward to strengthen the litigation.
What Are PFAS?
PFAS refers to a group of manufactured chemicals that have been associated with a slew of environmental and health concerns, including reproductive problems, increased cholesterol levels and cancer.
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
If successful, a class action lawsuit could help customers get their money back and force the manufacturer to change how it makes or advertises the beverages.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to speak with people who have purchased the Capri Sun Strawberry Kiwi juice drink.
The maker of Capri Sun, the Kraft Heinz Company, has been hit with a proposed class action claiming it has falsely advertised the Strawberry Kiwi Capri Sun juice drinks. Specifically, it’s been alleged that the juice drinks contain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), synthetic chemicals linked to a number of negative health effects, despite being advertised as containing “all natural ingredients.”
What Does the Lawsuit Say, Exactly?
According to the lawsuit, independent testing has revealed that the product contains “material levels” of numerous PFAS, including “concerning” amounts of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), one of the most well-studied types of PFAS.
As a result, the case claims, the product has exposed “hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting consumers, the majority of whom are children” to toxic chemicals in amounts far beyond what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) deems safe. For instance, the suit says the drinks contain PFOA in amounts more than 200 times the EPA’s recommended level.
The complaint contends that consumers would not have bought the juice, or would have paid less for it, had they known the product contained PFAS chemicals.
What Are PFAS?
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large group of human-made chemicals that have been used in a wide variety of consumer and industrial products since the 1940s. Their resistance to water, oil, grease, stains and heat has made PFAS a useful additive in a wide variety of items like non-stick cookware, fire-fighting foam and carpeting.
Commonly known as “forever chemicals,” PFAS are highly persistent compounds that don’t break down easily and can accumulate in the human body and the environment over time. In fact, scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have detected PFAS in the blood of nearly everyone they’ve tested since 1999.
What Are the Health Risks Associated with PFAS Chemicals?
Other potential adverse health effects generally linked to PFAS include liver problems, increased risk of asthma and thyroid disease.
How Could a Class Action Lawsuit Help?
If successful, a class action lawsuit could help customers get back the money they spent on the potentially toxic juice drink. A lawsuit could also force Kraft Heinz to make changes to its manufacturing or labeling practices.