Banana Boat Sunscreen Products Not Actually ‘Reef-Friendly’ – Contain Chemical Ingredients That Are Dangerous To Reefs
The company that makes Banana Boat sunscreen products is involved in a new class action lawsuit alleging that it made misleading claims regarding its safety to reefs.
Sunscreen Maker Sued Due To Allegedly Misleading Statements
According to the latest reports, the Banana Boat Reef Friendly Class Action Lawsuit is filed against Edgewell Personal Care Brands, LLC after it reportedly made statements that its sunscreen products are ‘reef friendly’ although they actually contained substances that harm reef and other marine life.
Michelle Moran, the complainant in the class action, argues that Edgewell Personal Care Brands purportedly makes Banana Boat sun protection products that are actually dangerous to corals and reefs, yet they were labeled and marketed as reef-friendly.
The marketing statements were allegedly a violation of the law because they were untrue, and they ended up tricking customers into thinking that they were buying a safe and eco-friendly product.
The class action filing details that the Banana Boat sunscreen items made and sold by the company contained chemicals including octocrylene, avobenzone, and homosalate – all of which are potentially harmful and damaging to the health and wellbeing of the ocean’s reef.
Class Action Information
The Banana Boat Reef Friendly Class Action Lawsuit is seeking to take the sunscreen maker to court for alleged charges ranging from varied violations of state consumer protection and business laws, unjust enrichment to breach of warranty.
Moran is looking forward to the court approving a Class group consisting of members who purchased any Banana Boat sunscreen product believing that they are reef-friendly. A Subclass for California buyers is also included in the Class Certification Petition included in the class action lawsuit.
About The Company
Edgwell Personal Care, LLC is a consumer products maker based in Shelton, Connecticut. Founded in 2015, the company is believed to have made a revenue of $2.4 billion in 2019. Rod R. Little serves as the company’s CEO and President.
Editor’s Note on Banana Boat Reef Friendly Class Action Lawsuit:
This class action article details the case filed against the maker of Banana Boat sunscreens because of alleged false ‘reef-friendly’ claims. We also recommend you read the Neutrogena Benezene Cancer Class Action Lawsuit.
Case Name(s) & No.: Michelle Moran v. Edgewell Personal Care, LLC.; Case No.: 3:21-cv-07669-SK
Jurisdiction: United States (U.S.) District Court Northern District of California
Products/Services Involved: Different ‘reef-friendly’ Banana Boat sunscreen products made by Edgewell Personal Care
Allegation(s): Banana Boat sunscreen products actually contain chemicals that counter its branding that they are safe to use and do not harm the ocean’s reefs.
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