Several Boric Acid Suppositories Under Investigation
We’re opening this issue with an investigation into several brands of boric acid suppositories, as attorneys suspect that some may have been illegally sold without FDA approval. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are also looking once again into Costco’s privacy practices; users of the retailer’s website pharmacy services may have had their information secretly shared with Facebook.
From there, we’ll touch on a couple of new cases recently filed over the potentially defective HALO BassiNest Flex and salmonella-contaminated Quaker Oats granola products, respectively. Keep reading for the latest.
Attorneys are looking into whether certain boric acid suppositories were illegally sold without approval from the FDA—and whether class action lawsuits can be filed against the manufacturers. They believe that these products, which are marketed as able to balance vaginal pH levels and treat or prevent infections, may qualify as drugs under federal law yet have not undergone the FDA’s strict testing and approval process to ensure that they are safe and effective for their intended use. For a list of products under investigation and information on how you could potentially help get a lawsuit on file, head to this page.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org believe Costco may be using a tracking tool on its website to secretly share information about pharmacy customers, including their prescription medications, with Facebook. They’re now looking into whether a class action lawsuit can be filed against Costco over potential privacy violations. If you’re a Facebook user in Pennsylvania, Florida or Massachusetts who used Costco’s website to fill a prescription for yourself within the past three years, you may be able to help get a lawsuit on file. Learn more here.
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A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed alleging the BassiNest Flex is “noticeably tilted” when in use. This poses a smothering risk to sleeping babies, who could potentially roll, face down, to one side of the infant sleeper, according to the suit. The complaint notes that the company behind the BassiNest even touts the slogan “Back is Best” in reference to safe sleeping for infants, at best ironic or at worst misleading in light of this apparent issue. You can find a detailed breakdown of the allegations here.
The Quaker Oats Company is facing a proposed class action lawsuit claiming that the company’s negligence sparked the December 2023 recall of more than 90 formulations of granola products over fears of salmonella contamination. The suit states that the company knew (or should have known) that the recalled granola bars and granola cereals were not sufficiently tested for the presence of salmonella and notes that the recalled items are marketed to “vulnerable persons,” including children. You can find more case details on this page.
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