Toxic Chemicals in Your Mouthwash and Nail Polish?
This week’s issue takes a closer look at the products we use on a daily or weekly basis – and whether they contain harmful substances. First up, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking to get lawsuits filed to help compensate Tom’s of Maine customers who bought the company’s Natural Wicked Fresh! Mouthwash as they believe the product may contain toxic “forever” chemicals.
Next, people who bought KitchenAid stand mixers are being urged to come forward as attorneys investigate whether the attachments that come standard on the machines have been contaminated with lead. To wrap things up, attorneys need to hear from people who bought SNS Nails’ dip powder products (they may also contain toxic ingredients) and those who’ve had issues with the touchpads on their HP Omen gaming laptops.
Keep reading for these stories, as well as the latest in class action settlements you may be able to claim.
Tom's of Maine is associated with natural, safe and better-for-you products – but attorneys have reason to believe that the company’s Natural Wicked Fresh! Mouthwash may contain harmful “forever” chemicals known as PFAS. Exposure to PFAS has been linked to cancer, decreased fertility, thyroid disease and more – and potentially being exposed to these chemicals during your twice-daily dental routine isn’t exactly ideal. Now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are trying to determine if a lawsuit can be filed. If filed and successful, a class action lawsuit could help Tom’s of Maine customers get their money back and force the company to remove its "natural" advertising claims. Find out more about the issue and your legal rights right here.
It should go without saying that the tools we use to prepare food should be made with materials that are safe. Unfortunately, it’s now being investigated whether the cast aluminum attachments that come standard on KitchenAid’s stand mixers have been contaminated with lead – a heavy metal that has been linked to a host of negative health effects – and whether a lawsuit can be filed in response. Exposure to lead can be particularly dangerous for children and pregnant women, and according to the World Health Organization, there is "no level of exposure to lead that is known to be without harmful effects." If filed and successful, a class action lawsuit could help consumers get their money back and force the company to change how its mixer attachments are made or labeled. So, if you bought a KitchenAid stand mixer with cast aluminum attachments, head over to this page to learn more.
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If you bought SNS Nails’ dip powder products to do your nails at home, attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from you as part of an ongoing investigation. They’re looking into whether the dip powders – which are advertised as “natural,” “healthy” and “non-toxic” – contain toxic chemicals, one of which is a potential cancer risk. It’s possible that a class action lawsuit could be filed to force the company to change the way it advertises its products and allow consumers to get back some of the money they spent on the products. If you purchased these dip powders for at-home use (i.e., you didn’t use the product at a salon), head on over to this page for a closer look at the investigation.
Complaints have surfaced from 2022 HP Omen users saying that the gaming laptop’s touchpad stops working intermittently and becomes unresponsive, lags, freezes or responds without user input. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into whether a defect is to blame for these issues and, if so, whether a class action lawsuit can be filed against HP. A class action lawsuit could help customers get back some of the money they spent on their laptops and potentially force the company to provide a free fix. If you’ve had issues with the touchpad on your HP Omen laptop, you can read up on the issue here.
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