If your Audi seems to be burning through oil more quickly than it should be, you’ll want to read up on ClassAction.org’s ongoing investigation into the problem, which is featured just below. From there, we’ll touch on a couple of cases claiming that some companies are being less than honest with the way they’re marketing certain products – from Kodiak Cakes and the amount of protein advertised on the box to Dove Deep Moisture Bodywash and the effect it’s having on users’ skin. To close things out, we have another lawsuit filed over an alleged defect in Mattress Firm’s Bed Tech bed frames and the “sham” of a recall that has provided little remedy to consumers. The latest in class action settlements are in their usual place as well. Keep reading for the details and stay safe out there.
Reports of excessive oil consumption have prompted an investigation into 2010-2017 Audi vehicles. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org suspect that a defect may be causing the pistons and piston heads to break off into pieces in vehicles with 2.0-liter turbo engines specifically – which could explain the previously mentioned oil consumption problem, as well as the sudden loss of power and engine knocking some drivers have reportedly experienced. If a defect is indeed uncovered, a class action lawsuit could be filed to help drivers get back the money they spent on repairs and force Audi to recall the vehicles, extend drivers’ warranties or otherwise offer a fix for the problem. If this sounds like something you’ve been struggling with, share your story with us and read up on the investigation right here.
You may have seen Kodiak Cakes pancake/waffle mix on the shelves of your local grocery store or you may even have some in your pantry right now, but a recently filed lawsuit is claiming that the products don’t have as much protein as you might expect. According to the suit, some popular Kodiak Cakes products contain as much as 17 percent less protein than the amount stated on their labels – and, to make matters worse, provide even less usable protein when adjusting for something called “digestibility.” Basically, the suit claims Kodiak Cakes’ products contain “proteins of low biological value,” such as pea protein and wheat protein, that do not contain a full set of amino acids and are not fully digestible. In fact, the suit claims only 30 to 40 percent of the protein from plant-based sources is actually usable by humans when ingested. If you have these products in your pantry, head over to this page for the details.
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In another case claiming that a product doesn’t live up to the way it’s advertised, we have Dove Deep Moisture Bodywash, brought to you by Unilever. The lawsuit says Unilever’s claim that its Deep Moisture product is “microbiome gentle” misleads buyers since the product contains ingredients that can trigger negative skin reactions in users. As the case tells it, the moisturizer’s most predominant ingredient after water is cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB), a chemical compound that’s been linked to eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and contact dermatitis. The product’s ingredient list also includes other hard-to-pronounce additives that the suit argues consumers would not expect to find in a product advertised as containing “skin-natural nourishers.” For a closer look at the allegations made in the lawsuit, we have you covered.
There are many things trying to keep us from a good night’s sleep, but a faulty bed frame that can suddenly and unexpectedly collapse shouldn’t be one of them. According to a recently filed proposed class action, the now-recalled Bed Tech bed frames from Mattress Firm suffer from an identical design defect that can cause the products to collapse, posing a crush hazard that can lead to severe injury or death. Specifically, the plaintiff in the case said that the legs of his bed frame would fold in, causing the mattress to fold in the middle as well. While a recall has been issued for the product, the suit calls it a “sham” in that consumers are only able to contact the manufacturer and “request metal clips to strengthen the frame.” As the lawsuit tells it, no financial compensation was offered to those who bought the frames. If you want more, including model numbers mentioned in the suit, read up on the case right here.
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