Welcome to the latest issue of the ClassAction.org newsletter! Despite the onset of colder weather, things are heating up when it comes to our latest investigations. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into complaints that certain hair dryers have a tendency to spark, melt and even catch fire – and if you’ve experienced this, you’ll want to check out our first story. Next up, certain toaster ovens made by Cuisinart may be turning on by themselves or failing to turn off, posing a potential fire risk. Then, more consumers are needed to come forward as attorneys continue to file lawsuits accusing certain banks and credit card companies of overcharging those who made purchases in foreign currencies. Finally, a new lawsuit takes a closer look at “non-drowsy” Robitussin products and alleges the cough medicine may actually be designed to make you sleepy. Keep reading for these stories, plus the latest class action settlements.
If your hair dryer sparked, melted, smoked or caught fire, attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear about it. They’re looking into 12 popular beauty brands to determine which, if any, are selling blow dryers that have an unreasonable risk of catching fire. Conair, CHI and Hot Tools are all under investigation, with attorneys taking a particularly close look at Revlon’s One-Step hair dryer and styler and the 1875 Ionic hair dryer. (The One-Step was subject to two overseas recalls for an overheating issue.) If attorneys suspect a certain product is defective, they may be able to file a lawsuit to help consumers get their money back. So, if your hair dryer caught fire or melted, attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear about your experience to help with their investigation. Share your story and see the full list of brands under investigation right here.
If you own a Cuisinart TOB-40 toaster oven and you’ve had problems with it turning itself on, failing to turn off or getting too hot, attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from you. They’ve opened a new investigation to determine whether a defect is causing these problems and, if so, whether a class action lawsuit could be filed. Countless complaints have been posted online stating that the appliance can get so hot that the glass door shatters and that the only way to truly shut off the toaster oven is to unplug it. Others argue that the product is a fire hazard and should be recalled. If filed and successful, a class action lawsuit could force the manufacturer to recall the toaster ovens and provide a fix, offer consumers money back for their purchases and/or pull the appliance from the market entirely. For more information on the investigation, including an opportunity to share your story and how to figure out the model number for your toaster oven, check out this page.
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This settlement includes all California Tinder users who subscribed to Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold between March 2, 2015 and March 1, 2019, and who were at least 29 years old when they made the purchase.
Do you have a checking account with Capital One? Did you use your debit card to make a purchase in a foreign currency either online or while traveling abroad? If so, attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to speak to you as part of an ongoing investigation into whether consumers are being overcharged for foreign transactions. They’re looking into whether some banks and credit card processors are handling these transactions in a way that ultimately causes consumers to pay more for their purchases, more money in interest and higher foreign transaction fees. It’s a practice that’s alleged to be well hidden, and consumers likely have no idea they’re paying more than they should be. So, if you made a foreign purchase with your Capital One debit card, check out all the details on the investigation and get in touch over on this page.
A new proposed class action is taking issue with the “non-drowsy” claims on more than a dozen Robitussin cough medicines, claiming that the products contain an active ingredient known to cause drowsiness. The ingredient at issue? Dextromethorphan hydrobromide (DXM), a cough suppressant that is well known for its tendency to cause drowsiness. The suit argues whether a medicine can make you sleepy is an important factor for consumers choosing which cough suppressant to buy, adding that, in certain situations, taking a drug that can unknowingly cause drowsiness could be dangerous. The lawsuit says that the manufacturer could have simply omitted the “non-drowsy” claim – like others who sell over-the-counter products containing DXM – or stated that the cough medicines may cause “less” drowsiness. In the end, consumers ended up buying cough suppressants that they may not have purchased had they known the truth about the products’ side effects, the complaint says. For a list of the Robitussin products at issue and more on the suit, head on over to our blog.
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