Windex Glass Cleaner False Advertisement Leads to a $1.3M Class Action Settlement
Particular consumers who bought non-toxic Windex glass cleaners might be eligible to receive up to $10 without providing proof of purchase as a result of a $1.3 million class action settlement regarding false advertising claims.
Howard Clark v. S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
The class includes anyone who resided in the United States and purchased:
- Windex Original Glass Cleaner
- Windex Vinegar Glass Cleaner
- Windex Ammonia-Free Glass Cleaner, or
- Windex Multi-Surface Glass Cleaner
The said products are labeled “non-toxic” in the United States between January 1, 2019, and July 9, 2021, only for personal use.
Howard Clark, the lead plaintiff in the class action lawsuit, contended that S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. claimed that Windex glass cleaners were “non-toxic,” despite the fact that the products include chemicals that could cause health concerns to users.
Windex glass cleaners are commonly available online and in stores such as Walmart and Target. Additionally, Windex offers multi-surface cleansers, outdoor cleaning kits, and electronic wipes.
Who are Eligible
A class member can file a claim form whether or not they have proof of purchase. These claims will be subject to the standards and maximum recoverable amounts applicable to the specific type of claim.
Additionally, a class member who submits valid proof of purchase may seek reimbursement of up to $1.00 for each purchased product. Acceptable proofs of purchase include:
- itemized store receipts
- printouts of loyalty/membership cards
- non-identical original UPC codes, and
- photographs of non-identical original UPC codes.
When filing a claim form with acceptable proofs of purchase, a class member must also state under penalty of perjury that they purchased the product for personal use and the approximate date of purchase.
Claimants who submit a claim form without providing proof of purchase may be eligible for a $1 reimbursement for up to ten products bought.
Each claimant’s compensation will be proportionately adjusted or adjusted based on the number of legitimate claims submitted, fees, as well as other expenses.
A final hearing on approval will be held on December 7, 2021.
Anyone wishing to object to the settlement should do so by November 12, 2021.
Individuals wishing to be excluded from the settlement should submit an exclusion form by October 29, 2021.
Lastly, the deadline to submit a claim is October 29, 2021.
Editor’s Note on Windex Glass Cleaner Settlement 2021:
This article is written to inform you of the latest class action settlement against Windex over its falsely advertised glass cleaner. Another similar article you should read is Method Cleaning Products Settlement.
Case Name & No.: Howard Clark v. S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., Case No. RG 20067897
Jurisdiction: Superior Court – California of Alameda County
Products/Services: non-toxic glass cleaner
Allegations: Windex allegedly claimed that its glass cleaners were non-toxic even though the products contain harmful chemicals
Status: To be settled
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