We kick off this edition of the newsletter with an investigation into whether a defect may be causing problems with the headlights of certain Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade vehicles. Drivers of these vehicles have reported that their headlights work only sometimes – or not at all – and illuminate poorly.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org also want to hear from Native toothpaste buyers as some of the supposedly “naturally derived” products may contain toxic “forever chemicals.”
To button things up, we have the scoop on a lawsuit filed in the wake of the massive Pine-Sol recall, which saw millions of bottles pulled from store shelves due to bacterial contamination, and a case that claims Disney essentially shortchanged some of its annual pass holders during the pandemic. Carry on, reader.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from anyone who owns or leases a 2020-present Kia Telluride or 2021-present Hyundai Palisade in light of reports that the vehicles’ headlights might be faulty. Drivers nationwide have complained that their headlights work only intermittently, light up poorly, or fail to work at all, and it’s possible that a defect is the culprit. The problems seem to affect the cars’ high beams, low beams and daytime running lights, and attorneys are looking into whether a class action can be filed against Hyundai and Kia. A successful class action case could put some money back in drivers’ pockets for repair and replacement costs, or even force Hyundai and Kia to recall affected vehicles to fix the problems. Read more about the investigation here.
If it seems like hazardous PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” have been coming up often in our newsletters lately, that’s because they have been. This time, attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from Native toothpaste buyers, as the supposedly “naturally derived” products made from “simple” ingredients may contain toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS are a group of synthetic chemicals that have been linked to environmental and health issues, including cancer, reproductive problems and organ damage. The attorneys have reason to believe that Native’s Whitening Toothpaste with Fluoride and Detoxifying Charcoal Toothpaste with Fluoride, in particular, contain harmful PFAS. If a class action is filed and successful, Native toothpaste buyers could get some money back, and the company may be forced to revise its marketing claims. Read all about the investigation here.
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The maker of Pine-Sol may have some explaining to do after roughly 37 million bottles of its cleaning products were pulled from store shelves nationwide due to bacterial contamination. The lawsuit, filed just days after the recall was announced, alleges the Clorox Company failed to disclose on product labels that Pine-Sol may contain harmful bacteria that could pose a serious and potentially life-threatening health risk, especially to immunocompromised people. The Consumer Product Safety Commission urged consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Pine-Sol products, which the lawsuit says are “entirely worthless” due to the contamination. To learn more about the recall, the class action and how to get some money back, check out our write-up here.
While many things are finally normalizing after COVID, we’re still seeing lawsuits filed over how companies handled the pandemic. A recently filed lawsuit is claiming that Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has essentially used the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to “take advantage” of people who bought the higher levels of its annual passes. The case alleges that although Disney customers paid hundreds of dollars for Platinum and Platinum Plus passes – which purportedly granted access to all four of Disney’s Florida theme parks with no “blockout dates” for a one-year period – passholders have been subjected to “a host of new restrictions” ever since the parks reopened in July 2020 amid the pandemic. You can read up on the specifics here.
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