Blue Lizard Sunscreens Not Chemical-Free, Actually Contains Harmful Ingredients – Class Action
A California resident is suing the company behind Blue Lizard Sunblock after she and other customers were allegedly deceived by claims that the product is chemical-free, yet the truth is the complete opposite.
Stacie Somers Sues Crown Laboratories
Crown Laboratories, the maker of the said Blue Lizard mineral-based sunblock item, is being sued by California native Stacie Somers after the company has misled her and others of the actual product’s natures through its product labeling and advertising.
The plaintiff argues that she was made to believe that the Blue Lizard sunblock targeted for kids is a mineral-based product and is free from any chemicals. However, the sunblock product actually contained two synthetic active chemical ingredients that were tested on animals.
The said ingredients were Octinoxate 5.5% and Octisalate 5%. Scientific studies show that the chemicals are used to help combat the negative effects of UVB or ultraviolet B rays on the skin. However, some research findings shared that the said chemicals eventually enter the body’s bloodstream. It was even reported that the two affected reproductive systems in animals.
This runs contrary to what the company does on its advertising strategies that aim to paint a different picture to the public’s consciousness. Somers continued that she was made to believe that the company’s sunblock for young children did not contain any potentially harmful chemicals in its ingredients list.
A Whole Range Of Products Contain Chemicals
Furthermore, she speculated that the company has made the pronouncements that their product is chemical-free to ride the wave of popularity of natural products targeted towards younger users.
Additionally, she said that such products usually charged a much higher price compared to regular products. However, Somers has affirmed the inaccuracy of the company’s marketing strategy and claims.
The following products were listed in her class action lawsuit as products that actually have chemicals in them:
- Face Mineral-Based Sunscreen SPF 30+ (3 oz Tube);
- Kids Mineral-Based Sunscreen SPF 30+ (5 oz Bottle);
- Kids Mineral-Based Sunscreen SPF 30+ (8.75 oz Bottle);
- Kids Mineral-Based Sunscreen SPF 50+ (5 oz Tube);
- Kids Mineral-Based Sunscreen SPF 50+ (8.75 oz Bottle);
- Sport Mineral-Based Sunscreen SPF 50+ (5 oz Bottle);
- Sport Mineral-Based Sunscreen SPF 50+;
- Active Mineral-Based Sunscreen SPF 50+ (5 oz Tube); and,
- Active Mineral-Based Sunscreen SPF 50+ (8.75 oz Bottle).
Somer is asking the court to grant her permission to create a Class consisting of California residents who bought any of the aforementioned Blue Lizard sunscreen products. Moreover, the class action lawsuit is aiming for a jury trial and the court asking the company to pay up for damages.
Defendant Corporate Information
Tennessee-based company Crown Laboratories, Inc. was founded in 2000. The pharmaceutical manufacturer has over 200 employees nationwide. It is believed that Crown Laboratories make more than $58 million in their sales of different products.
Editor’s Note on Blue Lizard Sunscreen Class Action Lawsuit:
This news article features the latest class action lawsuit filed against pharmaceutical company Crown Laboratories for allegedly duping customers into believing that their Blue Lizard sunscreens do not contain any harmful ingredients.
Case Name(s) & No.: Stacie Somers et al., v. Crown Laboratories; Case No. 3:21-cv-00868-BAS-DEB
Jurisdiction: United States District Court Southern District of California
Products/Services Involved: Crown Laboratories’ Blue Lizard sunscreen line for young children, adults, and sport edition
Allegation(s): The Blue Lizard sunscreen products contained harmful ingredients, which is the exact opposite of the company’s marketing claims that they are chemical-free.
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