You may have heard about our first story already if you drive a Hyundai or Kia vehicle. If you haven’t, a recall was issued earlier this month over a potential fire risk – but attorneys working with ClassAction.org believe this may not be enough to compensate drivers. From there, we have another entry onto the growing list of haircare products that may cause hair loss and scalp irritation – hair coloring products from Madison Reed. To wrap things up, we’ll touch on lawsuits surrounding a couple of products that may unexpectedly contain as much sugar as a can of soda, those being Enfamil infant formulas and Arizona’s Lite Arnold Palmer Half & Half Iced Tea Lemonade. Keep reading for the latest, including some recent class action settlements.
Earlier this month, nearly 500,000 Hyundai and Kia vehicles were recalled due to a fire risk. While the recall claims to offer a fix for the issue, attorneys working with ClassAction.org believe it’s not enough and that legal action may be necessary to provide drivers with the compensation they deserve. Recall notices state that the problem stems from the vehicles’ anti-lock brake system (ABS), which could malfunction and cause an electrical short. As of February 8, 2022, at least 11 fires have been reported in connection with the ABS issue. Models included in the recall are 2016-2018 Santa Fe SUVs; 2017-2018 Santa Fe Sports; 2019 Santa Fe XLs; 2014-2015 Tucson SUVs; 2016-2018 K900 sedans; and 2014-2016 Kia Sportage SUVs. To learn more about your rights and why you may be entitled to more than just a fix from the dealership, head over to this page.
We’ve seen quite a few cases lately involving haircare products that have been linked to hair loss and scalp irritation, and the latest one takes issue with Madison Reed hair coloring products. The proposed class action claims the “salon-quality” products are harsher than the company lets on in that they can cause hair loss, breakage, shedding, scalp irritation and other damage. The products are marketed as gentler on hair because they don’t contain ammonia; however, one of the chemicals found in the hair dyes is not only made from ammonia but has been scientifically shown to cause more damage to hair than the chemical it replaced, the case says. This is only the beginning of the story, and you can read up on the rest of the details here.
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If you bought one or more SunPower solar modules (also called solar panels) equipped with allegedly defective microinverters or own a house where these modules are installed, you may be included in this settlement.
Mead Johnson & Company is facing a lawsuit over the characterization of its Enfamil infant formulas as “milk-based powders.” The case is claiming that the way the product is advertised is misleading to consumers in that the primary ingredients aren’t actually milk-based powders but instead corn syrup solids. An infant who consumes 28 oz. of the Enfamil products at issue will ingest 56 grams of corn syrup solids every day, which is more than the amount of corn syrup in 16 oz. of Coca-Cola, according to the complaint. The case goes on to state that consumers aren’t unreasonable in assuming the products are milk based given that many similar products sold by competitors (as well as other products in the Enfamil product line) are, in fact, milk based. For a list of potentially affected products and more information on the allegations being made, we have you covered.
The Arnold Palmer, a famous combination of half iced tea and half lemonade, is among the best when it comes to refreshing beverages. And, if you’re looking to cut calories, you may even pick up Arizona Beverages’ “Lite” version of the drink, expecting it to contain less sugar than a traditional Arnold Palmer. A recently filed class action is claiming, however, that Arizona’s “Lite” Arnold Palmer contains almost as many calories and more sugar than a can of soda and “poses a specific risk” to those looking to reduce their sugar intake for health reasons. The case says consumers have been misled by the word “lite” and charges that Arizona Beverages USA has sold more of the drink than it otherwise would have had the product been truthfully advertised and labeled. Want more? The case details can be found on this page.
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